Incident Reports

Media coordinator of Dr KC's medical sector reform campaign threatened


Durga Prasai, Director of B&C Hospital in Jhapa allegedly threatened Pritam Subedi, a supporter of Dr. Govinda KC. According to Dr. Jeevan Chhetri, coordinator of Solidarity for Dr. KC Alliance, Prasai phoned Subedi and threatened to physically attack him. Prasai also allegedly insulted Subedi's family members (mother, father, and sister).

Subedi is the media coordinator of KC's medical sector reform campaign. Last week, Dr. KC had issued a statement saying that Kathmandu University was about to give affiliation to B&C through smuggling. The statement was made available to the media by Subedi. Subedi told Kantipur that Prasai had threatened him on the day the statement was issued. Preparations are underway to register a complaint against him with the police.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary 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 Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media