Incident Reports

Army man assaults journalist in Siraha

2020-05-13

Province 2, Siraha, Siraha

Journalist Badri Narayan Yadav has accused Nepali Army of assaulting him on Wednesday afternoon while he was taking pictures of the army taking action against those who defied the lockdown. Yadav has accused the commander of hitting him with a pipe for taking pictures.

Yadav also added that he had shown his identity card to the commander. However, the commander allegedly made him stand in the sun after assaulting him.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
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 Army
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media

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