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Senior journalist murdered

The senior editor of a weekly magazine in Karachi, Pakistan, was found dead in the early morning of April 19.

Police suspected that Murtaza Razvi was strangled to death. He was found in an office apartment with hands tied and marks of torture on his body, according to an article published on Dawn, the magazine where he worked.

The motive behind the murder was not clear, police said. Some of Razvi’s colleagues said they did not believe he was killed because of his work. He had been critical of the government and the intelligence services, but the tone of his writing was measured, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

On the magazine's website, colleagues recounted memories, calling him “He who could not be tamed” and praising him as a “voice of reason and sanity” and a “good man and a talented journalist.”

Pakistan is considered the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, according to Reporters Without Borders.

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