Curfew in Nepal, politicians held to thwart rally
SOLDIERS and armed police imposed a strict curfew
in Kathmandu on Friday and put leading politicians under house
arrest to thwart a planned protest against the king, who seized
power last year.
US condemns Nepal crackdown, seeks release of
THE United States condemned Nepal's crackdown on
political parties and civil society ahead of a planned rally against
the king and called for the release of more than 100 activists who
have been rounded up.