Freedom Forum condemns the arrest of journalist Sangeet Shrota and poet Thakur Prasad Timilsena aka Rasuwali Kabi on June 26. The incident occurred in Kathmandu District.
As per the information received by FF, they were arrested from a program organized at Nepal Law Campus and taken to Metropolitan Police Office Singhadurbar. Security Officials that journalist arrest was the case of mistaken identity while poet Timelsena was arrested for his alleged involvement in Biplob led Maoist Party. Later both of them were released after a while. Earlier as well poet Timelsena was arrested and detained for 25 days for his political affiliation.
To this Freedom Forum Chief Executive Taranath Dahal states, "I denounce the shameful and cowardice act of arresting Sangeet Shrota and Rasuwali Kabi. This incident has tampered the civil liberty of a free individual. Freedom of Expression can't be compromised.
FF condemns the incident as this is a sheer violation of individual liberty and freedom. No person should be arrested for the mistaken identity. This shows the unprofessional and irresponsible conduct of Nepal Police. FF urges the Nepal police not to trouble individual and arrest them for no reason.
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