Incident Reports

Journalist threatened for publishing news in Lalitpur

2021-04-02

Province 3, Lalitpur, Konjyosom

Police have identified a man charged with threatening the editor-in-chief of Diopost.com, Sudip Bishwakarma, not to write news about him, claiming himself to be the PSO of Chief Justice Chalendra Shamsher Jabra. The accused is identified as ASI Buddhi Bahadur Syangten, the PSO of senior judge Mira Khadka of the Supreme Court.

Diopost.com had published the news that 70-year-old Bir Bahadur Syangtan, along with the ward chairperson of Konjyosom rural municipality 4, had transferred 3 "ropanis" and 2 "aana" of land in the name of another person without the knowledge of the landlord.

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 Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media

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