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‘China pressing Nepal to sign extradition deal during Xi’s Oct 12 visit’

Nepalese policemen detain exiled Tibetans as they shout slogans during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 10 March 2014. (Photo courtesy: AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

(TibetanReview.net, Oct09’19) – Under pressure from China mainly with Tibetans in mind, Nepal is preparing to sign an extradition treaty during the Oct 12 visit of President Xi Jinping, reported english.khabarhub.com Oct 4.  Nepal has so far not signed such an agreement with India, the reported noted.

The report cited unnamed sources as saying a draft of the treaty had been readied and only needed to be endorsed at a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

The report said Beijing was stated to be pressing Kathmandu to sign the treaty during Xi’s visit.

The report noted that once signed, Nepal and China could extradite crime-accused individuals to the concerned countries.

The report said experts were worried that China was pressing Nepal to sign the treaty mainly to extradite Tibetans involved in alleged ‘anti-China’ activities in the country.

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