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June 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nepal will free all Christian prisoners who were jailed by the former government for illegal proselytizing, the royal palace said. It said King Birendra has "granted amnesty to all religious prisoners" on the advice of the prime minister in view of the "new political environment. . . ." There are 29 Christians, including 14 below age 18, serving sentences for proselytizing in the Hindu kingdom.
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June 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nepal will free all Christian prisoners who were jailed by the former government for illegal proselytizing, the royal palace said. It said King Birendra has "granted amnesty to all religious prisoners" on the advice of the prime minister in view of the "new political environment. . . ." There are 29 Christians, including 14 below age 18, serving sentences for proselytizing in the Hindu kingdom.
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March 2, 1989
A Nepalese court has acquitted two missionaries from the United States and Canada accused of proselytizing, and they said--after four months in prison awaiting trial--that they want to leave the Hindu kingdom as soon as possible. "We've had enough of Nepal," David McBride of Columbia, Pa., said. McBride, 33, and Mervyn Budd, 26, of London, Ontario, arrived in Katmandu from Phidim, 150 miles to the east, where they were arrested Oct. 27 after a five-week trek in the Himalayan foothills.
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May 4, 1990 | From United Press International
At least 500 people died during Nepal's seven-week democracy movement that led to the fall of a 29-year-old partyless form of government, Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai said Thursday. "Our estimate is that at least 500 persons died during the movement," Bhattarai, who was an opposition leader before becoming prime minister, told a meeting organized by lawyers to discuss Nepal's new constitution.
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May 4, 1990 | From United Press International
At least 500 people died during Nepal's seven-week democracy movement that led to the fall of a 29-year-old partyless form of government, Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai said Thursday. "Our estimate is that at least 500 persons died during the movement," Bhattarai, who was an opposition leader before becoming prime minister, told a meeting organized by lawyers to discuss Nepal's new constitution.
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March 2, 1989
A Nepalese court has acquitted two missionaries from the United States and Canada accused of proselytizing, and they said--after four months in prison awaiting trial--that they want to leave the Hindu kingdom as soon as possible. "We've had enough of Nepal," David McBride of Columbia, Pa., said. McBride, 33, and Mervyn Budd, 26, of London, Ontario, arrived in Katmandu from Phidim, 150 miles to the east, where they were arrested Oct. 27 after a five-week trek in the Himalayan foothills.
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