Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pakistan disclaims reporter death

A Pakistani journalist who had investigated the alleged infiltration of Al Qaeda in the country's navy was found dead with signs of torture, after he accused the intelligence services of Pakistan have threatened. Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was a correspondent for Asia Times Online and Italian service Adnkronos International, disappeared on Sunday in Islamabad.

Yesterday a senior Pakistani intelligence official said his agency was not involved in the case. Shahzad Saleem's death puts the spotlight on the security services, which are disputed by the United States after operating on 2 May in which he was killed the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.

Yesterday the Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, appointed a commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Bin Laden. Islamabad made the announcement under pressure from Washington, but also in response to criticism raised by some domestic sectors, reflecting the country's security apparatus to fail in the detection of U.S.

forces who carried out the so-called "Operation Abbottabad. On the other hand, U.S. military prosecutors announced eight new charges against the five defendants for the September 11 attacks (11-S) in the United States, paving the way for a resumption of trials at Guantanamo. The alleged members of Al Qaeda are accused, among other charges, conspiracy, murder in violation of the laws of war, attacking civilians and civilian material, diversion of aircraft and terrorism.

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