Incident Reports

Journalist arrested on charge of reporting on arrested activists of civil movement


Police arrested Journalist Bikas Shrestha of Free Press Nepal on March 2 while he went to meet the activists of the civil movement who were arrested during their protest against the road expansion in Balaju. Meanwhile, police said that he was taken under control as he took the photos of the activists without permission.

Police had arrested six activists on February 24 for protesting against the road expansion in the Balaju bypass area. Police also arrested two more persons (Suman Shahi and Birochan Shrestha) who went to the police office demanding their release.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Arrest (politically significant)
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media