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Nepal Park Guards Accused of Persecuting Indigenous People

Click to expand Image Tourists on an elephant safari in Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal watch an Indian one-horned rhino, July 2016. © 2016 Sergi Reboredo/VWPics via AP Images Park rangers and soldiers guarding Nepal’s famous Chitwan National Park have been accused of killing a man, setting fire to houses, and using their trained elephants to destroy homes in two separate incidents this month. The incidents are only the latest in a long history of alleged persecution of local and indigenous communities by park guards. Raj Kumar Chepang, 24, a member of the Chepang indigenous community,…

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