Thursday, February 19, 2009

In Pakistan, the funeral of slain journalist into a natural rallies.

Funeral of Pakistani journalist who was killed in the Swat Valley, controlled by the Taliban, into a natural protest, AFP reported on Thursday, 19 February.
Recall, on Wednesday, February 18, near the town of Matta shot in the head, was killed 28-year-old reporter for the Pakistani channel Geo TV Musa Hel Khan (Musa Khan Khel), covering a peaceful demonstration of local Islamists. Responsibility for the killing so far no one has not taken, while in Pakistan there is little doubt that the death of Musa Khan Hel involved militants Taliban have repeatedly threatened the media.
Reporters buried in the town of Mingora on Thursday. At the funeral attended by about 600 people, mostly zhurnalisty.Posle funeral, in another Pakistani city of Peshawar, located in the north-west, held a demonstration dedicated to the memory of the journalist. Participants carried banners reading "We demand justice!" And "We demand the arrest of the killers Musa Hel Khan."
According to the AFP, the same action took place on Thursday in Lahore, Karachi, Multan and some other cities in the north-west of the country.
Since the beginning of 2009 is already the fourth killing of a journalist in Swat valley. Note that in the Pakistani region over the past two years, radical Islamists under the leadership of its spiritual leader Maulana Fazlully (Maulana Fazlullah) seeking the imposition of Sharia law. They are almost completely controlled the valley, occasionally blowing up girls' schools, join in fighting with Pakistani troops and local people require strict compliance with the rules of Islam.

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