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Nepal objects to UN High Commissioner’s statement on freedom of expression

Nepal objects to UN High Commissioner’s statement on freedom of expression

Kathmandu, June 5

The authorities of Nepal has objected to an announcement of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in regards to the standing of freedom of expression in varied nations.

In her assertion launched on Wednesday, referring to former bureaucrat Bhim Upadhyaya’s arrest on a cyber-crime cost, Bachelet had stated he was arrested for his crucial feedback on the federal government’s Covid-19 response. In addition, her assertion reads, “There have been a number of circumstances of journalists detained whereas protecting Covid-related information, incidents of journalists going through obstruction from authorities, and reviews of threats and bodily assaults in opposition to journalists.”

But, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement to refute the UN official’s declare, saying, “The reference within the launch doesn’t mirror the right information and actuality of press freedom in Nepal.”

The assertion provides, “The structure of Nepal ensures full press freedom and in addition ensures efficient judicial treatments in opposition to any form of infringement. The authorities stays totally dedicated to defending the elemental rights and freedoms enshrined within the structure.”

The ministry assures, “The authorities of Nepal and its Permanent Mission in Geneva stand able to cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in substantiating the information and knowledge earlier than they’re launched.”

Published on June fifth, Friday, 2020 8:32 AM

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