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Editor Sapkota threatened of assault

Editor of Swasthyakhabar.com news portal, Sunil Sapkota, was issued threat of physical attack, for writing news on misuse of public land by the locals at Anamnagar of Kathmandu.

A gang of locals led by Hari Giri who usurped public land at Anamnagar followed him on June 21 in the city, arguing that he was the one to expose the land issue by writing news.

Talking to Freedom Forum media monitoring desk, editor Sapkota informed, "I was issued threat of attack by Hari Giri's gang who had seized the public land, but with my continuous reporting, the government was able to return the public land under its ownership."

Sapkota further said he wrote several stories on capture of the public by a local's gang, ultimately forcing the government to bring the public land to its previous status.

Freedom Forum condemns the threat because it is sheer violation of press freedom. FF urges the concerned authorities including security agency to pay heed to the situation so that there would not be any untoward incidents against editor Sapkota.


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