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National rights body slams weak penalties for war crimes

BINOD GHIMIRE, Aug 09 Kathmandu
The National Human Rights Commission has objected to some penalty provisions proposed in the draft bill of the transitional justice act and recommended at least 59 changes, arguing they are too lenient. The group has particularly expressed concern over the provision that suggests only three years of community service as punishment for perpetrators of war crimes, and advised the government to make necessary changes, so the punishments fit the crimes.
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