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Nepal Falters on Justice Pledge for Conflict Abuses

The horrors of Nepal’s ten-year insurgency weigh greatly on the country, with a heavy toll of killings, rapes, disappearances, and torture. Expand Last week, former Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that he can “only” be blamed for 5,000 deaths conflict deaths while “state forces” had killed as many as 12,000. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) The conflict ended in 2006 with a peace agreement and since then, Nepal’s leaders have tried their best to shrug off responsibility for crimes committed during the insurgency. Last week, former Maoist leader, and twice…

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