UK Ambassador 'summoned by Nepal govt' over torture arrest

The Nepalese government has summoned the British Ambassador in Kathmandu over the arrest of a Nepalese army official in the UK on torture charges, the BBC reports.

Kumar Lama, 46, was arrested at an address in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex on Thursday. Metropolitan Police confirmed this evening that he has been charged with two counts of torture relating to the Nepal Civil War in 2005.

The BBC quotes Nepal's foreign minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha as saying "We express strong objection to this mistake and urge that it be corrected."

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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.