Minraj Sharma, a freelance journalist from Bardiya, a district in the southern plain of the mid-west of Nepal, has been threatened of attack by an unidentified person. According to Chief Editor of local Bardiya Samachar weekly, Rajendra Dhital, an unknown person from undisclosed location wrote a letter to a freelance journalist Sharma saying, "Prepare Rs 500,000 for me within few days. I'm watching your family closely. If not prepared, your family will be attacked." However, Freedom Forum is yet to establish the fact whether it is related to his writing and a case of freedom of expression. Therefore, monitoring would be continued. The incident has obviously terrified journalist Sharma.
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