Javed Naseer Rind

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Rind’s body was found in Khuzdar on November 5, nearly two
months after he was abducted, according to news reports. The journalist had
been shot multiple times in the head and chest, and his body showed numerous
signs of torture, local news media reported. The killing appeared to have
occurred shortly before the discovery.

An editor and columnist with the Urdu-language Daily
, Rind was kidnapped in his hometown of Hub in southern Baluchistan
province on September 11. The Daily Tawar was known for its coverage of the
many conflicts between rival groups and the government. Rind was also an active
member of the separatist Baluch National Movement, news reports said.

The Baluchistan Union of Journalists condemned Rind’s
kidnapping and murder and demanded that the government put together a
high-level committee to investigate the attack. No group claimed responsibility
for the killing.