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Int’l mission concerns Acharya’s case (Media)

Published on Feb 07 2009 // Media Monitor
Kathmandu, February 07: International Media Mission, which is currently in Nepal to access the press freedom situation, has assured that it would seriously take the case of journalist Shanti Ram Acharya. 
 
Receiving an appeal handed over by the Chief Editor of The Bhutan Reporter, where Acharya was associated, one of the delegates Mark Bench said they were concerned about the case of Acharya. “We have taken this case very seriously,” Bench said.
 
Another member of the delegate, also a representative of International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) Sukumar Muralidharan said IFJ had already stood on the side of Association of Press Freedom Activists – Bhutan. 
 
Bhutanese authority has declared a jail term of 7.5 year to Acharya accusing him of involving in subversive activities. Bhutan News Service
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