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Security Persons Attack Journalist, Seize Camera

On February 22, security persons pelted stones targeting a journalist during a protest in Bara, a district in southern plains of Nepal.

The security persons pelted stones to Ganesh Rijal, reporter with the Mountain TV, while he was visualizing the demonstration of the general public who were demanding extension of the public service offices at a local Simara bazaar of the district.

Talking to Media Monitoring Desk of the Freedom Forum, reporter Rijal said the police persons pointedly attacked him with stones despite sporting the journalist's accreditation card.

He added the police also seized a camera of another fellow journalist, Sunil Gaunle, who is a reporter to the Naya Patrika daily from the district.

However, the police persons returned the camera later. Reporter Rijal sustained minor injury on leg.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident and urges the security persons to maintain restraint and respect journalists' right to free reporting.

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