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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Javed Naseer Rind

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Javed Naseer Rind, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a9bc.html [accessed 23 August 2014]
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Daily Tawar
November, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Rind's body was found in Khuzdar on November 5, nearly two months after he had been abducted, according to news reports. The journalist had been shot multiple times in the head and chest, and his body showed numerous signs of torture, local news media reported. The killing appeared to have occurred shortly before the discovery.

An editor and columnist with the Urdu-language daily Daily Tawar, Rind had been kidnapped in his hometown of Hub in southern Baluchistan province on September 11. The Daily Tawar was known for its coverage of the many conflicts between rival groups and the government. Rind was also an active member of the separatist Baluch National Movement, news reports said.

The Baluchistan Union of Journalists condemned Rind's kidnapping and murder and demanded that the government put together a high-level committee to probe the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the killing.

Medium:Print
Job:Columnist / Commentator, Editor, Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Crime, Human Rights, Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:Yes
Tortured:Yes
Threatened:Yes
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