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Missing Journalist Found Tortured to Death in Karachi

By    |   Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 04:18 PM

The mutilated body of journalist Haji Abdul Razzak, who disappeared almost five months ago, has been identified by his family, a day after it was found in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

The Balochistan-based journalist, missing since March 24, was found tortured to death.

His body was discovered on Wednesday alongside another mutilated body in Karachi's Surjani Town area.

It is not clear who killed Mr Razzak. It took Mr Razzak's family 24 hours to identify him because only his arms and legs were sufficiently intact.

The BBC's Ahmed Wali Mujeeb in Karachi says Mr. Razzak worked for the daily Balochi-language newspaper Tawar where he was a senior sub-editor.

Reports say he was also linked to a Balochi political party.

"Journalists in Balochistan and the Tribal Areas are constantly the targets of intimidation and violence, and the impunity enjoyed by those who murder them just sustains this climate of terror," Reporters without Borders said. "The authorities must end it at once by pursuing this investigation to its conclusion."

Six journalists have been killed in Pakistan this year, four of them in Balochistan.


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The mutilated body of journalist Haji Abdul Razzak, who disappeared almost five months ago, has been identified by his family, a day after it was found in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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