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Nepal: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 11243, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss the arrest of human rights activist Dr Chandra Kant Raut with the government of Nepal.

Answered on

16 October 2015

We are aware of Dr C K Raut’s arrest and are following his case closely. The UK regularly raises human rights with the Government of Nepal and Nepalese political parties. We are aware of concerns raised by some sections of civil society about his treatment. We urge the authorities to observe due process and ensure the right to peaceful freedom of expression in accordance with Nepal's new Constitution.