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Director-General calls for full investigation into the killing of Nepali journalist Yadav Poudel
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The Director-General of UNESCO today deplored the killing of Nepali journalist Yadav Poudel and called for light to be shed on this crime.“I condemn the killing of Yadav Poudel,” the Director-General said.“I welcome reports of progress in the investigation into this tragic event. It is essential that the motives for the crime against Yadav Poudel be unveiled, so that journalists can continue exercising their basic human right to freedom of expression and their professional duties as journalists without fearing reprisals for their work.” The body of Yadad Poudel, 39, was found in the early hours of 4 April near the Bus Park at Birtamod and local press reports say that police arrested several suspects in connection with the killing. The journalist was a correspondent for Avenues TV and for the Rajdhani daily newspaper.He also worked as the executive editor of New Mechi Times, a local daily published in Birtamod. There are contrasting reports about the origins of this tragic event, including some which link his death to his investigation into illegal activities.
UNESCO ,   (2012 )
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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