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A street vendor waits for customers in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 18, 2018. A new criminal code came into effect on August 17 in Nepal that threatened press freedom. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

New Nepali criminal code threatens press freedom

Washington, D.C., August 20, 2018–Nepal’s government must repeal or amend the new criminal code that came into effect on August 17 to remove provisions that severely threaten press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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