Pakistani journalist gets US asylum after threats from home
Colleagues were turning up dead
Siraj Ahmed Malik, an ambitious young Pakistani journalist, was enjoying a stint last fall on a fellowship at Arizona State University when he started getting chilling messages from home. One after another, his friends and colleagues were disappearing, he learned, and their bodies were turning up with bullet holes and burn marks. He applied for US asylum and, in a highly unusual decision, his petition was granted.