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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Abdost Rind

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Abdost Rind, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a8d28.html [accessed 22 December 2014]
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February 18, 2011, in Turbat, Pakistan

Rind, a 27-year-old part-time reporter for the Daily Eagle, an Urdu-language newspaper, was shot four times before his assailants escaped on a motorcycle in the Turbat area of Baluchistan province. He died immediately, local news reports said. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists reported that Rind's family believed his killing was directly related to his work as a journalist.

Rind was also an activist in the Baluch separatist movement, which seeks greater independence for the vast region and an ultimate break from Pakistani rule. Government military and intelligence operations frequently target activists, and many Baluch journalists straddle the line between political activism and journalism.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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