General Strike Day X Updates

Demonstrations are going on with great reduction in traffic in the Nepal’s capital

By UWB! Team

The rally at Kalanki. Photo by Shaligram Tiwari.

[6:25PM] The massive rally at Teku bridge were dispersed by police with more than a dozen rounds of tear-gas shells. The rally that began at Gongabu collected people on its way to Kalanki to Balkhu to Sanepa before it attempted to envade the restricted area throuhg Teku Bridge at Pachali. Continue reading General Strike Day X Updates

Bye Bye Brian

The royal regime has deported a volunteer doctor who treated both the protesters and policemen alike

By Deepak Adhikari

Tuesday afternoon, when I reached Gongabu, I saw Dr. Brian Cobb, his name inscribed in Nepali, dressed in green T-shirt, ready to treat the injured ones. This 50-year old American doctor looked like a warrior himself. I introduced myself and told him: “You are doing a great job. I want to do a story on you.” He retorted: “Ah, that’s good.” He directed me towards his station where few volunteers were ready for their mission. I asked him about his work. He said he treated more policemen than the protesters on Monday. Continue reading Bye Bye Brian

Journos Severely Beaten and Arrested

FNJ men

Text By Deepak Adhikari /Photos By Rajaram Gautam

At 9:30 am, the procession of 3 hundred journos headed towards Gaushala. As it crossed the Bagmati Bridge, it encountered security men. They staged peaceful dharna. Suddenly, the police started baton charging. Kishor Shrestha, Mahendra Bista and Gopal Thapaliya and seven other scribes were injured. Surya Bahadur Thapa was arrested and severely beaten inside the police van. Nawaraj Chalise was also beaten. When scribes demanded press freedom, police ruthlessly beat and dispersed them. Continue reading Journos Severely Beaten and Arrested

Strike and Nepali Journalists

As strikes continue in Nepal, attacks on journalists reported
By Committee to Protect Journalists

New York, April 14, 2006—Thirteen journalists were arrested today in Baglung, west of Kathmandu, while protesting against media restrictions during the seventh day of a nationwide strike, the Federation of Nepalese Journalists reported. Others detained during the past week, including veteran journalist Kanak Mani Dixit, remain in police custody. Continue reading Strike and Nepali Journalists