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Political Cadres Issue Death Threat to Reporters

On April 11, Dev Raj KC, reporter to the Araniko Television, and Buddha Lopchan, reporter for the Commander Post daily, from Kavre, a district near the capital city, received death threats over the news they reported to their media.

According to reporter for the Image Channel television, Krishna Neupane, KC and Lopchan were labeled death threats over phones for making news on 'condition of Nepali workers in Malaysia.'
He added that the death threats came from the Young Communist League, a youth wing of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).

The UCPN (Maoist) despite entering into the peaceful politics, its cadres are yet to shun the violent nature, which has repeatedly menaced journalists stifling their rights.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it is the sheer violation of press freedom and journalists' right to free reporting. The local authority therefore must take initiative to prevent possible attacks on them, so as to help protect press freedom and check impunity.

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