Nepal: Human Rights:Written question - 11243

(Birmingham, Hall Green)
Asked on: 09 October 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nepal: Human Rights
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 by: Mr Hugo Swire
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.

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