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Pakistani Catholics lament murder of journalist

Catholic World News - June 03, 2011

Human rights activists and members of religious minorities in Pakistan, including Catholics, are lamenting the murder of Asia Times reporter Syed Saleem Shazad.

“We cannot keep silent about the truth,” said Father John Shakir Nadeem, director of Radio Veritas and secretary of the Pakistani bishops’ Commission for Social Communications. “His work was appreciated, he was a clean and honest person, who had the courage to speak the truth. He was killed for having denounced hidden realities. His death is a clear message that reaches all media operators and human rights activists in Pakistan.”

“This killing bears all the hallmarks of previous killings perpetrated by Pakistani intelligence agencies,” said a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch.

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