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Reporters issued death threat for writing news

Freedom Forum's stringer for Province No 2 Rajan Singh reported that Rautahat based journalists Rabindra Saha, Rajendra Chhetri and Sanjay Sahani received death threat against the newly elected constituency member Anil Kumar Jha.

According to the stringer, reporter Sahani was issued threat of attack over phone by Jha through the mobile number 9851050357 on February 16 at 10:00 pm. Sahani is the editor of online news portal www.aajtakmadhesh.com. He had written the news against Jha few days ago.

Later on February 21, a letter addressing FNJ Rautahat Chapter's President was found in the premise of the office. The letter written in the name of underground group 'Santosh Mishra (Barood)' threatened to kill the journalists Saha and Chhetri within three days.

Freedom Forum strongly condemns the series of threat issued against the journalists. It is sheer violation of press freedom. Rise in the incidents of press freedom violation while country shifts into federal system is alarming. Hence, FF strongly urges the concerned authority to investigate the issue seriously and ensure safety to the journalists.

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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;