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Stockhome, May 2 (Canadian-Media): The body of an exiled Pakistani journalist, Sajid Hussain, from the southwestern province of Baluchistan, who had been missing since March 2, was found dead in a river in Sweden, media reports said.
Sajid Hussain. Image credit: Twitter handle
Hussain was working part-time as a professor in Uppsala, about 60 kilometres north of Stockholm.
He was also the chief editor of the Baluchistan Times, an online magazine he had set up, in which he wrote extensively about issues on drug trafficking, forced disappearances and a long-running insurgency.
Hussain's autopsy ruled out the suspicion that he was the victim of a crime.
The police spokesman, Jonas Eronen, said although crime could not be completely ruled out and added that Hussain’s death could possibly be due to an accident or a suicide.
As a journalist, Hussain often got him into trouble for his compassionate and extensively covering issues of the suffering of the Baloch people. This was the reason he had to leave and live in exile.
Previously Hussain had worked with The News and Daily Times in Karachi in various positions.
Erik Halkjaer, head of the Swedish branch of Reporters without Borders (RSF), tweeted,
"The family of the disappeared Pakistani journalist Sajid Hussain confirms the police in Uppsala have found his body. The police has not yet confirmed officially... I send my deepest condolences to Sajids family. My thoughts are with them.@RSF_RUG."