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Maoists detain two journalists, seize their camera in Rolpa

(FNJ/IFEX) - Rameshwor Bohara, a correspondent with "Himal", and Damodar Bhandari, with the daily "Annapurna", were detained by Maoists in Rolpa, a mid-western district of Nepal, on 19 April 2007.

A group of Maoists, including the commander of the fifth division, Sarad, took the two journalists under their control and seized their camera. Bohara and Bhandari were interrupted while they were gathering news. They were freed after a few hours.

The FNJ criticised the incident, and urged the Maoist leadership and the government to investigate the incident and to take action against those responsible.

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