Nepal: UN worries about use of fatal excessive force against protesters


Nepalese Ethnic Madhesi leader, Upendra Yadav (C) along with supporters observe a minute of silence in the memory of people killed in protest while marking 100 days since the beginning of ethnic Madhes protests in Kathmandu, Nepal, 23 November 2015.

At least 50 people have died since protests and strikes against the new Constitution began in August

More people died in violent clashes between protesters and police forces over the weekend in Nepal, bringing the death toll to at least 50 since protests against the new Constitution began in August.

On 25 November, the United Nations human rights office urged Nepalese authorities to follow international standards on use of force, respect dissenting voices and engage them in a “meaningful, inclusive and open dialogue.”

“We have been urging Nepalese authorities to ensure that existing natio...

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