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Nepal activists protest Sri Lanka death penalty

Activists in Nepal are currently holding a protest in Kathmandu against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to lift Sri Lanka’s moratorium on the death penalty.

According to Amnesty International Nepal, the protests are being held outside the Sri Lanka Embassy with the participation of Nepal’s civil society activists.

Amnesty has expressed its solidarity with the protestors who are now engaged in a sit-in protest outside the embassy. According to one tweet, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Nepal Swarna Perera drove past the protestors moments ago.