The killing of Karima Baloch, a Baloch activist and journalist, in Toronto, Canada on December 22, 2020, is still under investigation. The Toronto Police Service has not yet released the name of any suspects, and the motive for the killing is still unknown.
“The circumstances have been investigated and officers have determined this to be a non-criminal death and no foul play is suspected,” Toronto's police department said in a short statement.
Baloch was a vocal critic of the Pakistani government and the military's treatment of the Baloch people. She had received numerous threats in the past, and her family had urged her to leave Pakistan for her safety. She had been living in Canada for about a year before she was killed.
The Baloch diaspora in Canada and around the world has expressed outrage and demanded justice for Baloch's killing. They have accused the Pakistani government of being involved in her death, but the Pakistani government has denied any involvement.
The killing of Karima Baloch is a reminder of the dangers faced by Baloch activists and journalists. It is also a reminder of the importance of freedom of expression and the need to protect those who speak out against injustice.