Freedom Forum is deeply concerned over threat issued against journalist at Kathmandu district.
At Pharping Village Development Committee (VDC) of Kathmandu district, cadres associated to the ruling party CPN (UML) issued threat to journalist Padma Shrestha, a reporter for Nepal Samacharpatra National Daily on January 11.
VDC Unit Chairperson Ramakrishna Maharjan threatened journalist Shreatha for exposing information on misappropriation of fund granted by different donor agencies for strengthening capacity of Manmohan Memorial Community Hospital.
According to journalist Shrestha, Maharjan didn't disclose a type of action he was going to take but he said that he will convert the National daily into ash as it published the news of financial mismanagement.
''The hospital was established in support of local people and donor agencies for providing health services to one and all but CPN-UML cadres have compelled people to acquire party membership for receiving services form the hospital'' said journalist Shrestha. A case has been filed at the District Court regarding the mismanagement of fund.
Freedom Forum condems the incident .
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