Incident Reports

Police beats journalist covering news on lockdown in Birgunj


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj

Police have beaten Zakir Hussein, a journalist affiliated with New 24 in Birgunj on March 25. Police beat Hussein on the evening of March 25 while he had gone out to report news related to lockdown against coronavirus in Birgunj. Police also detained Hussein into custody for 3 hours and released him only after a group of journalists led by FNJ Parsa president Shyam Banjara contacted Ward Police Office Shripur.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Female Abducted 00