Abducted journo still a mystery

28 10 2007

Update Nov. 5: Birendra Shah was murdered by the Maoists the day he was kidnapped.

Maoists in Nepal have finally come upon an agreement among themselves to form a committee to probe the abduction of journalist Birendra Shah of Nepal FM and Avenues TV, who was kidnapped on October 5. After three weeks, Shah’s whereabouts are still unknown.

Birendra Shah

Last week, Reporter’s Club Nepal had accused Maoist district leaders Lal Bahadur Chaudhary, Hare Ram Patel among others of Bara district of being involved in Shah’s abduction.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of Shah immediately.

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