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UN to question Nepal over torture suspect

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The United Nations is to investigate Nepal's vetting process for UN peacekeepers after a Nepalese army officer working for the organisation was arrested on suspicion of torture, a report said on Sunday. 

This file photo shows refugees from South Kordofan at the Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan, pictured on October 29, 2012. Nepalese army colonel Kumar Lama, currently serving as a UN peacekeeper in S.Sudan, appeared in a London court on Saturday charged with two counts of torture.

Colonel Kumar Lama, a peacekeeper in South Sudan, is accused of committing the crimes in Nepal during the Himalayan nation's civil war in 2005 and was arrested in the United Kingdom last week.

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