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Man charged with Nepal torture

A man has been charged with two counts of torture allegedly perpetrated during the conflict in Nepal. Kumar Lama was arrested on Thursday in Sussex. The Nepali government has summoned the UK ambassador over the arrest.

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Nepal's decade-long conflict claimed 16,000 lives

Nepalese policemen take position on a street near the royal palace in Kathmandu in February 2005 Credit: REUTERS/Arko Datta

Nepal's decade-long civil war claimed 16,000 lives and displaced 100,000 people.

The conflict was between Maoist rebels trying to overthrow the country's ruling monarch and the national army. There are allegations of human rights allegations on both sides.

The Maoists ended the conflict in 2006 under a peace deal with the government and won a general election in 2008.

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