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Nepal to expel Canadian man over critical tweets

Twitter page of Canadian man, Robert Penner is seen on the screen of a mobile phone in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Nepalese officials say they have ordered Penner to leave the country within two days for posting messages on social media that could disturb social harmony. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Twitter page of Canadian man, Robert Penner is seen on the screen of a mobile phone in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Nepalese officials say they have ordered Penner to leave the country within two days for posting messages on social media that could disturb social harmony. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Nepalese officials say they have ordered a Canadian man to leave the country within two days for posting messages on social media that could disturb social harmony.

Home Ministry official Yadav Koirala said Robert Penner's work visa was revoked because a report prepared by authorities suggested his critical posts on Twitter threatened national unity.

Penner, who has been working for a software company, was detained on Monday for questioning. He has criticized the new constitution adopted last year and the government's handling of violent ethnic protests.

Penner could not be reached for comment. His lawyer said he had no information about the case.