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Journalist receives death threats

According to information made available by RSF on 8 July 1998, on 7 July 1998, Mathew Marak, editor of the daily "Achik Mikasal", received a letter containing death threats from rebel groups belonging to the separatist Achik National Volunteer Council. The separatist militants said in their threats that Marak had written several reports which were "not correct."

Three months ago, photographer W. T. Jrywe was assaulted by unidentified gunmen in Shillong (in the northeastern state of Meghalaya). The journalist managed to escape, but suffered injuries (not previously reported by IFEX).

Date posted: July 8, 1998Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 356