Incident Reports

Nepali Congress Khotang district chairperson issues death threat against journalist


Federation of Nepalese Journalist Khotang has condemned the incident of issuing a death threat upon journalist Uttam Chaulagai by Khotang district chairperson of Nepali Congress Naresh Kumar Shrestha. Shrestha reportedly issued a death threat against Chaulagai after the journalist published news about his alleged obstruction in keeping people in quarantine to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
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 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media