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Journalist attacked during reporting

Freedom Forum condemns the attack on Journalist Dinesh Basnet ofSalleri Khabar Samachar. The incident occurred on June 20 at Bhaktapur district of Province 3.
As per the information received by Freedom Forum, Journalist Basnet was attacked while reporting on issue of unnecessary price hype by a car wash center at Thimi of Bhaktapur.  The Journalist was attacked by the owner and his gang of the center for asking questions.
The journalist received injury following the attack and is undergoing treatment at local hospital.

Following up the case Freedom Forum contacted DSP Anjan Koirala of Thimi Police station where he informed that one of the persons involved in the attack is arrested and case has been filed against him while others are being followed up.

Freedom Forum vehemently condemns the incident as it is a sheer breach of journalist rights and safety. FF urges the concerned authority including security officials and Court to take the case seriously and insure justice to the journalist.

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