Incident Reports

Journo held for verbal attack against NCP Chair Dahal


Police have arrested a journalist on the charge of attacking Chairman of Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal with rude words on social networking sites.

Journalist Deepak Pathak was arrested from his home this morning for posting comments containing abusive words demeaning Dahal on social networking sites.

Police have forwarded a case against Pathak, as per the cyber-crime act.

Pathak is also a member of Radio Nepal Board.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Arrest (politically significant)
Secondary Form Detention of Journalist
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media