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Blue Pencil, Red Ink & Shades Of Truth

My arrest is an attempt by PM Koirala to muzzle the pro-active press, says Yubaraj Ghimire

Blue Pencil, Red Ink & Shades Of Truth
Blue Pencil, Red Ink & Shades Of Truth
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Considering the editorial's tone, it was indeed ironical to find a posse of plainclothes policemen at my office, armed with orders to arrest me and my two colleagues—Kailash Sirohiya (managing director) and Binod Gyawali (director)—on the charge of treason. (Our chairman Hemraj Gyawali wasn't arrested because he wasn't in Kathmandu.)

We had to wait for a week—for the courts to open after a week-long state mourning—before the police recorded our statements separately in the presence of a government lawyer. Indeed, the charge of treason had been pressed against us because we had published Bhattarai's article.

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