PPF Protests death threats to Editor of Sanghu weekly in Nepal
Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the death threats to Gopal Thapaliya, editor of the Sanghu weekly over a news report on corruption in the capital city, Kathmandu.
Quoting information from Freedom Forum, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Thapaliya was threatened by an unknown person on a mobile phone from abroad and threatened him by saying that he would be killed within a week and asked why he had published a story about the general secretary of the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), Ang Kaji Sherpa.
Sanghu weekly which is published in the capital city, Kathmandu, had recently commenting on the involvement of Ang Kaji Sherpa and reported that corruption is widespread in the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN).
PPF condemns the press freedom violation in Nepal and urges the government to provide security to the Thapaliya, identify the individual who issued the death threat and ensure the press freedom in Nepal.
Pakistan Press Foundation