With a state of emergency having been declared in Nepal, the Nepalese media is thankful to have a non-political story to follow, according to New Kerala:

In its search for “safe” stories ever since King Gyanendra declared an emergency Feb 1, the media has rediscovered Charles Sobhraj who has been serving a life term in a Kathmandu prison since last year.

The Himalyan Times reports that Sobhraj’s lawyer filed a petition at the United Nations Committee on Human Rights in Geneva accusing Nepali authorities of violating her client’s rights.