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Maoist rebels release son of former Nepal prime minister


KATHMANDU, Nov 8 (AFP): The son of a former Nepalese prime minister was released Tuesday after being held for almost two weeks by Maoist rebels who had abducted him to press for payments to sugarcane farmers, a report said.
Arun Chand, son of Lokendra Bahadur Chand, was handed over to human rights activists and journalists, private television channel Nepal One reported.
"Nepal's Maoists released Arun Chand Tuesday morning," Nepal One reported.
Chand was abducted in northwest Nepal on October 27 and held for 12 days by the rebels.