Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pakistan murder testimony doctor Baqir Shah shot dead

BBC News, 29 December 2011

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A doctor who testified that Pakistani security forces had killed a group of unarmed foreigners has himself been shot dead.

Dr Baqir Shah was gunned down in the city of Quetta.

He had contradicted police reports earlier this year which suggested the five victims had been suicide bombers.

Dr Shah was in his car when gunmen pulled up alongside him and sprayed the vehicle with bullets.

He died soon afterwards in hospital.

It was Dr Shah who, back in May, carried out the autopsies in a controversial case.

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