Wednesday, June 1, 2011

International Journalist Murdered in Pakistan; Saleem Shahzad Got Threats from Intel. Agency

The Spero Forum website reports today (June 1, 2011) that a journalist -- who worked for an international news service based in Italy -- was murdered in Pakistan on May 29.

The body of investigative journalist Saleem Shahzad, 40, was recovered from Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab province, in Pakistan on May 30.

Police said there were clear signs of torture on his body. His ribs were also broken.

A fellow journalist, Omar Waraich, said, "Shahzad had recently complained he was receiving threats from the leading agency ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) for writing articles on the agency's activities. Pakistani police are investigating the matter and are probing the involvement of the ISI.

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