Bangladesh police arrest suspect in blogger’s murder *PEN Case List
Bangladesh police said Monday they have arrested the main suspect in the murders of a gay activist and a secular blogger who wrote against radical Islam. They say Rashidun Nabi is the main suspect in the murder of 26-year-old law student and blogger Nazimuddin Samad and gay activist Xulhaz Mannan, who were brutally hacked to death in April.
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Conservative newspaper that endorsed Clinton details death threats
The Arizona Republic’s editorial board knew it was wading into controversy last month when it endorsed a Democrat for president—the first time it had done so in its 126-year history. An op-ed published this weekend by the newspaper’s top executive details some of the most disturbing threats amidst the backlash her employees have received over the past month.
CNN MONEY

US journalist faces riot charge after covering North Dakota pipline
US journalist Amy Goodman is facing charges of participating in a “riot” after filming Native American-led protests over an oil pipeline in North Dakota. The Democracy Now! reporter said she would surrender to authorities on Monday in response to the charge. District Judge John Grinsteiner will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to support the riot charge.
BBC NEWS

Map of India in Chinese publisher’s ad sparks social-media storm
When a New Delhi newspaper last weekend printed an ad by a Chinese state-run entity that included a map that India’s government says misrepresents its territory, a storm of social-media protest erupted. Under Indian law, depictions of the country’s map that don’t accord with New Delhi’s views are illegal and can be punished by fines and jail terms.
WALL STREET JOURNAL

Myanmar journalist threatened after reporting on illegal logging
Ko Tin Zaw Oo, who works for The Voice Daily, says six men came to his home after he wrote a story on illegal sawmills. He was forced to flee his home for fear of reprisals from timber smugglers and has accused local authorities in Mandalay Region of not coming to his aid.
MYANMAR TIMES

Thai woman forced to kneel before late king’s portrait
A Thai woman accused of insulting the country’s late king has been forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the island of Koh Samui as hundreds of people demanded an apology. Thailand has draconian lèse-majesté laws that impose stiff prison sentences for actions or writings regarded as derogatory toward the monarch or his family.
THE GUARDIAN

 

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