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Body of Pakistani journalist found outside Islamabad

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 31 May 2011
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Body of Pakistani journalist found outside Islamabad, 31 May 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e142aeec.html [accessed 23 August 2014]
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May 31, 2011

Pakistani journalist Syed Salim ShahzadPakistani journalist Syed Salim Shahzad

The body of a Pakistani journalist who was writing about links between the Pakistani military and Al-Qaeda has been found southeast of Islamabad, two days after he disappeared.

Syed Saleem Shahzad worked for an Italian news agency and a website registered in Hong Kong.

He left home on May 29 to take part in a television talk show but never arrived. His body was found on May 31 in his car in the town of Sarai Alamgir, some 150 kilometers southeast of Islamabad.

Reports said Shahzad's body showed signs of torture.

Shahzad had expressed fears Pakistan's intelligence service planned retaliation against him for his work as a journalist.

compiled from agency reports

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