SEPTEMBER 13, 2005
Posted October 17, 2005

Tilak Mahat, Rupandehi FM

Mahat was attacked by police along with other journalists covering pro-democracy protests at Bagh Bazar in the capital, Kathmandu. He received four stitches for a head wound. The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) said that police appeared to be violently targeting journalists covering the tense protests.

Police used tear gas and batons against protesters who called for a return to democracy and a restoration of multi-party rule. Hundreds of protesters were arrested.

Mahat, a reporter for Rupandehi FM in western Nepal, was showing his press card when he was attacked, according to the FNJ and local news reports.