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Former Maoist rebels and security forces who committed torture, killings and other crimes during Nepal's decade-long civil war could be granted amnesty under new legislation approved by parliament, a lawmaker said Saturday.Under provisions of the legislation, those found guilty of serious crimes during hearings by the commissions could receive a full pardon, said Ram Narayan Bidari, a Maoist lawmaker.The commissions will examine all pending war-crimes cases and decide whether to forward them to a special court that will be established under the new legislation, Bidari said.An earlier Maoist-led government in 2013 passed legislation that sought to grant amnesty to those responsible for major human rights violations.
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