Freedom Forum has been concerned over the death threat issued on Editor of the Sanghu weekly Gopal Budhathoki over a news report on corruption on February 5, 2013.
Talking to Freedom Forum, editor Budhathoki said, "An unknown person phoned me over a mobile number from abroad (601121154932) and threatened me of killing within a week asking why I published news about general secretary of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), Ang Kaji Sherpa."
The weekly had recently published the news about the corruption rife in the NEFIN with the involvement of Ang Kaji Sherpa.
The weekly is published from the capital city, Kathmandu.
Freedom Forum condemns the threat because it is the violation of press freedom and citizen's right to information.
The concerned authority therefore needs to ascertain the person issuing death threat and must prevent possible attack on editor Budhathoki.
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