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Missing Chinese journalist released from custody
Jia Jia had been detained for nearly two weeks, possibly in connection with an online letter critical of Xi Jinping. REUTERS

Sudan: Security bars journalist from travelling
On Friday morning, the security authorities at Khartoum International Airport prevented journalist Faisal Mohamed Saleh from travelling to London; the second action of its kind within two days. ALL AFRICA

Turkey’s Erdogan warns diplomat over ‘selfie’ taken at the trial of 2 journalists
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned a foreign diplomat on Monday over a “selfie” taken at the espionage trial of two journalists, after Britain’s consul-general tweeted a photo of himself with one of the reporters. REUTERS

Hong Kong booksellers are free – or are they?
The saga of the missing Hong Kong booksellers has taken a dramatic turn. On March 24, Lee Po, the bookseller forcibly disappeared on December 30, 2015, and taken to mainland China, returned to Hong Kong. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

Azerbaijan frees human rights advocate from jail
Azeri human rights activist and lawyer Intigam Aliyev was freed from jail today, his lawyer said. CHANNEL NEWS ASIA

Chinese writer in Germany says 3 family members detained over Xi Jinping letter
Liberal Chinese writer Chang Ping, living in Germany, has said that security officers in China detained three of his family members in connection with a mysterious online letter that denounced the iron-fisted rule of President Xi Jinping. NEW YORK TIMES