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Free Madhu + Campaign Update

Within the past week there has been a great effort to free Madhu and the other professionals arrested alongside him. We will be posting daily updates on the situation in this space. To the extent possible, we want to coordinate our efforts. Here is a summary of actions to date:

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Peace Corps Doctor Jailed

From Today’s Nepali Times  The 25 civil society activists, doctors and journalists who defied the curfew on 8 April at the Teaching Hospital and jump-started the current agitation and were arrested have been shifted to a detention centre in Duwakot. The group includes prominent human rights activists Padma Ratna Tuladhar,

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Opinion: US Policy In Nepal

by Ambika Joshi  U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, His Excellency James F. Moriarty, in a program organized jointly by the US Information Center and the Ganeshman Singh Foundation said that the Maoists cannot be trusted. Therefore, the king and the political parties should reconcile and work together, he further emphasized. This

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Law Student Needs Help

I am an RPCV from China ’02-’03 and currently a second-year law student at Georgetown.  This semester, I am in an asylum clinic class, and my clients are from Nepal.  My clinic partner and I are trying to locate potential “expert” witnesses who might be able to talk about the

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Full Bright Scholars

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars announces Fulbright Scholar Program awards in countries of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia during the 2007-08 academic year, open to college and university faculty and advanced professionals. The program seeks qualified candidates to contribute to educational development in countries worldwide.

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Bridges in Nepal

EcoSystems has designed an innovative, safe bridge suitable for Nepal, where it has already placed several. They need partners to help fund more of them. Safe There have been more than 1,600,000 safe trips in six years over Nepal’s rivers with EcoSystems’ thirty locally developed WireBridges (“TarPul”) with no reported

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Crises Group Report- Nepal: Electing Chaos

31 January 2006  Nepal risks political collapse and increased human suffering unless the royal government calls off municipal elections and cooperates in a broad-based peace process. full report: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=3921

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