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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 June, 2005, 13:26 GMT 14:26 UK
Nepal frees detained journalists
The authorities in Nepal have released about 50 journalists arrested on Monday for staging a protest against current reporting restrictions.

Those released included the president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Bishnu Nishthuri.

A spokesman for the federation, Shiv Gaunle, said that the protests to restore press freedom would continue.

This was the second time in less than a week that protesting journalists were freed after a day in detention.

Reporting restrictions imposed after King Gyanendra suspended parliament and assumed absolute powers in February, have outlawed criticism of the king, the government or the security forces.


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