Maoists’ move flayed

Kathmandu: The HimRights Lifeline has condemned the Maoists’ move of announcing death sentences on unarmed individuals in the far western region as reported in the media. Following the announcement, the individuals concerned have been displaced from their homes. It also urged the parties concerned to free the abductees and detainees. — HNS

ICJ appeal

Kathmandu: The ICJ on Tuesday urged the authorities to free student leader Gagan Thapa. —HNS

Crown Prince’s trip

KATHMANDU: Crown Prince Paras will leave for Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday to express condolences on behalf of the King on the demise of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud. King Gyanendra also condoled King Fahd’s death. — RSS

Swiss National Day

KATHMANDU: Switzerland would like to support Nepal in its search for an inclusive democracy, peace and prosperity, said a representative of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation while marking the 714th Swiss National Day at Chitwan. — HNS