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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:56 PM

British Red Cross doctor kidnapped in Pakistan found beheaded

Source: Reuters

By Gul Yusufzai

QUETTA, Pakistan | Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:54am EDT

(Reuters) - The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was found by the roadside on Sunday in the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta, police and Red Cross officials said.

Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was abducted by suspected militants on January 5 while on his way home from work.

"The ICRC condemns in the strongest possible terms this barbaric act," ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord said in a statement. "All of us at the ICRC and at the British Red Cross share the grief and outrage of Khalil's family and friends."

Police discovered Dale wrapped in plastic near a western bypass road in the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province where Baluch separatist militants are fighting a protracted insurgency for more autonomy.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/29/us-pakistan-redcross-doctor-idUSBRE83S05X20120429

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Reply British Red Cross doctor kidnapped in Pakistan found beheaded (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #1
bluedigger Apr 2012 #2
PavePusher Apr 2012 #10
bluedigger Apr 2012 #12
PavePusher Apr 2012 #16
CBHagman Apr 2012 #3
dkf Apr 2012 #4
IamK Apr 2012 #7
Mz Pip Apr 2012 #13
AllyCat Apr 2012 #5
Honeycombe8 Apr 2012 #6
sofa king Apr 2012 #8
cosmicone Apr 2012 #9
madrchsod Apr 2012 #11
colorado_ufo Apr 2012 #14
DesertDiamond Apr 2012 #15
Eugene Apr 2012 #17
Marrah_G Apr 2012 #18

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:12 PM

1. It is such a horrible, barbaric way to die.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends, and to all who loved him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:16 PM

2. I feel more sympathetic to the Baluch separatist cause already.

Condolences to the Doctor's friends and family.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:22 PM

10. May I suggest you use the sarcasm smiley?

 

I almost alerted your post before comprehension kicked in.

Admittedly, I'm a little tired and dehydrated from yard work right now, so my mental sharpness may not be representative....

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:36 PM

12. Sorry about that, pavepusher.

I could see where the dry humor could cause problems to the dehydrated!

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:48 AM

16. Touche. Well played... 8>) n/t

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:48 PM

3. Article from the International Committee of the Red Cross website.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:52 PM

4. They are a bunch of monsters.

 

Awful awful people. In this case I am rooting for the drones.

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Response to dkf (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:41 PM

7. +1

 

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Response to dkf (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:23 PM

13. +2

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:36 PM

5. This is very tragic news. So sorry for this fine man and his family

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:54 PM

6. Evil people, who did this. Evil. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:51 PM

8. Every time I think of the death of a doctor...

...I cannot help but imagine an ever-expanding web of tragedy as the career of a life-saver is cut short.

Ending the life of a doctor also ends the lives of an indeterminate number of others who will not receive that doctor's life-saving attention. The same idea applies to all humans, but not all humans are specifically trained to heal others.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:21 PM

9. This kind of stuff won't stop as long as

Pakistani military and ISI remain strong. They need to be weakened and marginalized.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:35 PM

11. savages....they will receive nothing when they are judged by allah

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:08 AM

14. Rest in peace, doctor.

This is tragic, indeed, and without excuse.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:00 AM

15. ??? WHY???

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:19 PM

17. Khalil Dale: Red Cross urge Pakistani media not to broadcast execution video

Source: The Guardian

Khalil Dale: Red Cross urge Pakistani media not to broadcast execution video

ICRC says it has a policy of not paying ransoms after body of
British aid worker kidnapped in January is found in Quetta


Jon Boone in Islamabad, Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent and James Meikle
guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 April 2012 12.35 BST

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing to the Pakistani media not to broadcast a video of the execution of the kidnapped British aid worker Khalil Dale, which his killers have threatened to release.

Dale's body was discovered on Sunday, dumped in an orchard in Quetta, the restless southern city where the 60-year-old British nurse had been working as a health programme manager before he was seized by armed men in January.

Officials in Quetta said a note had been left with his corpse saying: "This is the body of Khalil who we have slaughtered for not paying a ransom".

It also said a video of the moment Dale's throat was cut would soon be released.

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/apr/30/khalil-dale-red-cross-pakistan-video

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:41 PM

18. That has to be one of those most inhuman barbaric things a human being can do to another human being

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