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Nepal paper summoned to court

Kailash Sirohiya, chairman and publisher of Nepal’s largest newspaper Kantipur Daily, the group's director Swastika Sirohiya (centre) and editor Sudheer Sharma (right) speak to the media after appearing briefly at the Supreme Court of Nepal in Kathmandu on March 2, 2018.

Kailash Sirohiya, chairman and publisher of Nepal’s largest newspaper Kantipur Daily, the group's director Swastika Sirohiya (centre) and editor Sudheer Sharma (right) speak to the media after appearing briefly at the Supreme Court of Nepal in Kathmandu on March 2, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AFP

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Chief Justice summoned the Kantipur Daily after it published articles critical of him.

Nepal's largest newspaper appeared briefly in court on Friday after being summoned by the country's Chief Justice for publishing articles critical of him, in a case widely condemned as an attack on press freedom.

The Kantipur Daily was subpoenaed by Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli on contempt of court charges for a series of articles that said the country's top judge had given different dates of birth on various official documents.

The newspaper’s editor-in-chief, the chairman, a company director and a reporter appeared for the scheduled hearing, but it was postponed until Sunday.

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