Journalists Killed  |  Pakistan

Abdost Rind

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February 18, 2011, in Turbat, Pakistan

Rind, a 27-year-old part-time reporter for the Daily Eagle, an Urdu-language newspaper, was shot four times before his assailants escaped on a motorcycle in the Turbat area of Baluchistan province. He was pronounced dead at the scene, local news reports said.

Rind was also an activist in the Baluch separatist movement, which has sought greater independence for the vast region and an ultimate break from Pakistani rule. Government military and intelligence operations frequently target activists, and many Baluch journalists straddle the line between political activism and journalism.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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