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 30 July 2014]|
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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.
|Job:||Columnist / Commentator, Editor, Print Reporter|
|Beats Covered:||Crime, Human Rights, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|