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Death Threat Issued to Reporter Jha

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the death threat issued on Jitendra Kumar Jha, reporter with the Nagarik daily, from Saptari, a district in the southern plains of Nepal, on February 6.

Talking to Freedom Forum, reporter Jha said that a person calling himself Manoj Yadav called him over the phone number 9807708817 and said on Monday night, "I've entered your district from the neighbouring country to finish you off. I'll kill you at any place I meet you."

"Although I tried to know the reason behind the death threat, he did not tell me anything but one-sidedly chattered and spoke foul on him and labeled death threat," reporter Jha shared the woes, adding that even the security body was not giving due attention to it.

Freedom Forum condemns the death threat and strongly urges the local authority and security agencies to immediately probe on the person issuing death threat and bring him to book, so that the victim journalist would get relief.

For More Information
Freedom Forum
Thapathali, Kathmandu
Post Box No: 24292
Phone No. 4102030, 4102022
Website: www.nepalpressfreedom.org; www.freedomforum.org.np
Email: monitoring@freedomforum.org.np;  info@freedomforum.org.np;