Nepali rights groups urge Spanish govt to carry out investigation against Sapkota

KATHMANDU: A group of Nepali human rights organisations sent a letter to the Spanish government urging the latter to start an investigation against Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota over human rights violations committed during the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

They urged the Spanish government to carry out investigation against Sapkota for his alleged involvement in the abduction and killing of Arjun Lama of Dapcha, Kavre in 2005.

Sapkota is in Madrid to take part in the 143rd assembly of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU), an organisation of 179 parliament bodies across the world.

In its letter addressed to IPU President Duarte Pacheco, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares Bueno and Spain’s envoy to New Delhi and Kathmandu José María Ridao Domínguez, the human rights organisations urged the IPU and Spanish government to carry out investigation at the earliest.

Nepal marked the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) that ended the decade-long Maoist insurgency last Saturday.



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