UN probe into Arshad’s killing demanded

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The family of slain journalist Arshad Sharif has called for an independent investigation overseen by the UN Human Rights Office into the murder of renowned journalist in Kenya.

International media outlet CNN has spoken to the widow and mother of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif who was shot dead in Kenya on Oct. 24 in unclear circumstances.

Speaking to CNN, Sharif’s mother has expressed reservations over separate probes being conducted by the PML-N-led federal government in Pakistan and Kenyan authorities.

Arshad Sharif’s widow Javeria Siddique in an interview with CNN journalist Larry Madowo said her husband had told her that he was hiding somewhere undisclosed in Kenya due to death threats.According to CNN, the slain journalist lived in Kenya quietly for two months and rarely went out until the day he attended a range shooting.As per the CNN report, the conflicting statements of the Kenyan police have raised questions over the probe being carried out in Kenya.

The police have so far recorded the statements of 15 people, including

10 civilians and 5 police officers in the case.

 

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