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Nepal: Amend Laws Undermining Free Expression

Expand Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, foreground, tours Cambodian National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Heng Sinith (New York) – The government of Nepal should revise several pieces of draft legislation that threaten to undermine the right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister K. P. Oli. The government should also amend the recently revised Penal Code, which criminalizes speech on vague grounds, including that it may “annoy” or “trouble” someone. The draft laws currently before parliament, including…

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