Journalist Harassed at Nepal demonstrations

Unified CPN (Maoist) cadres have harassed journalist at Maitighar, Kathmandu during their demonstrations and picketing the country's administrative hub Singha Durbar on Sunday, reports NepalNews.com

Associated News photo journalist Prabin Maharjan was hit with an iron rod and Avenues TV journalist Navindra Shrestha was beaten up.The cadres also grabbed and destroyed Shrestha's camera equipment. In a subsequent interview Shrestha said " They chared a baton behind my skull, even when I told them I was a journalist".

Maoist leader Jiban Gautam has threatened action against all journalist opposed to the Maoist agitation. Gautam said "We have marked the journalists who did not support us and we will correct them soon” .

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