Thursday, May 11, 2006

Nepal to probe 'royal excesses'

Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 12:35 GMT 13:35 UK

A high-level panel in Nepal has begun investigating alleged excesses by the royalist government in cracking down on pro-democracy protests last month.
Officials say the panel will question senior officials and probe alleged brutality by the security forces.
At least 16 people were killed during the protests, in which thousands defied shoot-on-sight curfew orders. Four others succumbed to injuries later.
The protests forced the king to end his direct rule and reinstate parliament.

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