Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Ilyas Nizzar
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Ilyas Nizzar, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a89b.html [accessed 28 July 2014]|
January 3, 2011, in Pidarak, Pakistan
Nizzar's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds along a dirt road in Pidarak, Baluchistan province, six days after he was reported missing, local news reports said.
Alongside Nizzar's body was that of Qambar Chakar, a Baluch Students Organization leader who had disappeared from his home in Turbat on November 27, 2010. A general assignment reporter for the newsmagazine Darwanth, Nizzar was also considered "a prominent activist," according to some local news reports.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.