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Journalist Thakur receives life-threat

An unidentified group has issued a death threat to journalist Madan Thakur, a reporter for "Ujjyalo FM" in Rautahat, a southern plain district of Nepal on November 14, 2010.

The group had phoned journalist Thakur from mobile number +977 9807297624 and threatened him of taking his life along with his entire family.

"We will kill you. If you flee then we will take action against your entire family members," journalist Thakur quoted the group as saying.

According to journalist Thakur unknown group has been frequently using indecent words to him over phone.

A group of journalists visited District Police Office, Rautahat and demanded immediate investigation into the incident. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Govinda Thapaliya pledged the action against guilty in the incident. The reason behind the life-threat is yet to be identified.

Freedom Forum strongly condemns the incident and demands immediate investigation into the incident. Further, Freedom Forum asks the government to provide with enough security to journalist Thakur as to make him confident to continue the profession.