Birendra Shah


Birendra Shah

Birendra Shah ( _ne. बीरेन्द्र शाह) was a Nepalese journalist. He was kidnapped and killed in late 2007 by cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). The CPN(M) later issued a statement confirming his death.cite news |title= Nepal Maoist leader apologizes for journalist's murder |work= BBC Worldwide Monitoring |publisher= Lexis-Nexis |date= 2007-11-08 |accessdate=2007-11-18 ] His death drew criticism from several press freedom organizations, including Reporters without borderscite web|author = Reporters without Borders | title = Maoists confess that journalist Birendra Shah was killed the day he was kidnapped | url = http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=23915 | accessdate = 2007-11-18] , the Committee to Protect Journalistscite web| author = Committee to Protect Journalists | title = Nepal's Birendra Shah is dead, Maoists say | url= http://www.cpj.org/news/2007/asia/nepal05nov07na.html | accessdate = 2007-11-18] , and the International Federation of Journalistscite web | title = NEPAL: IFJ outraged at the death of Birendra Shah | url = http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article-southasia.asp?parentid=81528 | accessdate = 2007-11-18] .

More than a month after the killing, Maoist Deputy Commander Janardan Sharma Prabhakar apologized on behalf of his party, which had previously claimed innocence.cite news|title= "Abducted Nepal journalist's body found"| work= "BBC Worldwide Monitoring | publisher = Lexis-Nexis | date= 2007-11-08 | accessdate=2007-11-18]

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