NEPAL: Release journos, says FNJ
The Federation of Nepalese Journalists demands the release of its representatives and protests house searches
Published: Thursday, March 03, 2005
Thursday, March 3, 2005
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Kathmandu -- The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) has demanded release of its central representatives from southern district of Saptari, Arjun Prasad Shah, and Manohar Pokhrel.
Shah and Pokhrel has been kept in detention by the local administration, the FNJ said.
The FNJ has also protested the act of searching the house of its central representative and reporter with Himalaya Times daily, Kiran Pokhrel, early Wednesday.
“Instead of trying to intimidate the press, the government should focus its attention towards creating an environment of trust,” a statement issued by the FNJ said.