Investigative Journalist Murdered In Pakistan

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A Pakistani reporter who was investigating Al-Qaida’s alleged links to the country’s navy was found dead near Islamabad on Tuesday. Syed Saleem Shehzad had earlier informed a human rights activist that Pakistani intelligence agencies had been threatening him. According to police, his body bore scars of torture. Shehzad, who worked for the Asia Times Online and Italian news service Adnkronos International, had gone missing from Islamabad on Sunday. His killing highlights the dangers faced by journalists in Pakistan.

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