Nepal Police arrested Gopi Bal Lama, a local of Makwanpur district for posting a status on his social media page on April 26. Makwanpur lies in the Bagmati Province of Nepal.
Freedom Forum's representative for Bagmati Province Ram Mani Dahal said, "Lama was arrested for posting edited pictures of Nepal's President and Prime Minister along with a status on his Facebook."
Lama has been arrested under Cyber Crime charge for spreading hoax through social media, according to the Police.
FF is alarmed over time and again arrest of citizens for practicing freedom of expression under Electronic Transition Act which is sheer misuse of authority. Hence, FF strongly urges the concerned authority to charge the accused under the appropriate law and not misuse ETA for suppressing citizen's right to Freedom of expression.
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