Sajid Hussain, Baloch journalist who fled from Pakistan, found dead in Sweden

Sajid Hussain, Baloch journalist who fled from Pakistan, discovered lifeless in Sweden | World Information

Stockholm: A Pakistan journalist who had been dwelling in exile in Sweden and was lacking since March has been discovered lifeless, police stated Friday. Sajid Hussain had fled Pakistan in 2012 after getting loss of life threats and was granted political asylum in Sweden.

“His physique was discovered on April 23 within the Fyris river outdoors Uppsala,” police spokesman Jonas Eronen instructed information company AFP. He had gone lacking on March 2.

“The post-mortem has dispelled a few of the suspicion that he was the sufferer of a criminal offense,” Eronen stated.

The police spokesman added Hussain’s loss of life might have been the results of an accident or a suicide although murder has not be utterly dominated out. 

Sajid Hussain belonged from the troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, he was the chief editor of the Baluchistan Occasions, an internet journal he had arrange. He wrote about drug trafficking, pressured disappearances, organised crime racket and long-running insurgency within the area.

In Sweden, he labored as a part-time professor in Uppsala, about 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of Stockholm. Hussain got here to Sweden in 2017 and was given political asylum within the 12 months 2019.

“So long as a criminal offense can’t be excluded, there stays the danger that his loss of life is linked to his work as a journalist,” Erik Halkjaer, head of the Swedish department of Reporters with out Borders (RSF).

In line with the RSF, Hussain was final seen getting onto a practice for Uppsala in Stockholm.

In the meantime, Hussain`s spouse, Shehnaz stated that her husband had sensed he was being adopted earlier than he fled to Sweden, she instructed Pakistan newspaper Daybreak. 

(With inputs from companies)

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