Karima Mehrab, a refugee from the Balochistan region of western Pakistan who was also known as Karima Baloch, went missing on Sunday in Toronto’s downtown waterfront area. Police said her body was found on Monday.
Mehrab was a prominent student organizer who campaigned for Balochistan’s separation from Pakistan, and later fled to Canada amid threats. She was named one of the BBC’s 100 inspirational and influential women of 2016.
Toronto police offered few details about her death. Mike Butt, a detective, said by phone: “It has been deemed a non-criminal incident.”
Earlier this year Sajid Hussain, a Balochistan journalist and activist living in exile in Sweden, was found drowned there, according to media reports.