Nepal: Commencement of second phase of registration of Maoist army personnel postponed

In view of the killings of Maoist cadres, including the murder of Dashrath Thakur in Saptari district on Tuesday and the murders of Binod Panta and Sheshmani Lamichhane in Rupandehi district yesterday, the leadership of the CPN (Maoist) has asked UNMIN not to proceed with the start of the second stage of registration today.

UNMIN condemns these and all other murders, and calls on the authorities to make urgent efforts to bring those responsible to justice. UNMIN and OHCHR have today sent investigation teams to Rupandehi district.

UNMIN expects to be informed that the second stage of registration can proceed in the next few days.