IFJ Relieved By Release of Abducted Journalist in Nepal


The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is

relieved to learn of the release of Keshav Bohara, a journalist who was abducted in Nepal on June

30, and applauds the role of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) in

responding quickly to his disappearance.


Upon news of

Bohara’s disappearance in the mid-west, the FNJ regional chapter in

Pyuthan district immediately began a cooperative investigation with local

police, quickly dispatching a fact-finding mission from the Central Committee

of the FNJ, an IFJ affiliate.


“The IFJ is pleased

to learn that Keshav Bohara has returned from his ordeal safely, with no major

injuries,”IFJAsia-Pacific Director

Jacqueline Park said.



his return does not diminish the fact that his abduction was a criminal act

that must see appropriate investigation and consequences for those



Bohara was

abandoned by his captors on July 2 in a jungle in the Kapilvastu district in Nepal’s mid-west,

which borders the Pyuthan region he disappeared from.


At the time

of his return he was reported to be in a state of shock, with minor injuries.

The identity of his abductors is still unknown.



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