Incident Reports

Journo manhandled and threatened with death by local representatives


Lumbini, Banke, Rapti Sonari

Member of Federation of Nepalese Journalist, 31-year-old Hemant Chaudhary made complaint against ward Chairpersons against manhandling and threatening him over a report in newspaper. Chaudhary said that on July 14 Chairperson of Rapti Sonari rural municipality, Lahuram Tharu, Chairpersons of ward number 3 and 4,Gangaram Tharu and Kancha Tharu, respectively and member Damakla Jaisi threatened him with death over a news published about quality of road. He reported that he was taken to a public place and manhandled. Federation of Nepalese Journalist,Banke issued a press release and condemned the act. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth