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Doctor, mom who helped expose Flint crisis win courage award
PEN America is giving its annual courage award to a doctor and a mother of four who faced scorn as they tried to expose dangerous levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Berta Cáceres, Honduran human rights and environment activist, murdered
Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. THE GUARDIAN

Tibetan in India dies days after setting himself on fire to protest China
Dorjee Tsering, a 16-year-old Tibetan student living in India, has died three days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet, a hospital official said on Friday. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Turkish authorities seize newspaper close to cleric Gulen-State media
Turkish authorities seized control of Today’s Zaman, a newspaper linked to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen on Friday, in a widening crackdown against supporters of the U.S.-based foe of President Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS

Missing bookseller Lui Por back in Hong Kong, government says
One of five Hong Kong booksellers who was detained in mainland China has returned and met police, the Hong Kong government said. Lui was among three of the booksellers who Hong Kong police said earlier this week would be released on bail. THE GUARDIAN

India denies visa request from religious freedom monitoring group
India has denied visas to a team from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a U.S. government affiliated organization responsible for monitoring religious freedom. REUTERS

The bizarre trial of a Poet in Myanmar
Maung Saungkha, a twenty-four-year-old Burmese poet, is awating trial for defamation after he published a poem suggesting he tattooed a potrait of President Thein Sein on his “manhood.” THE NEW YORKER