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Hong Kong bookseller reveals explosive details of mainland detention *PEN CASE LIST
Causeway Bay Books associate Lam Wing-kee, who went missing for nearly eight months and only returned to Hong Kong from the mainland this week, describes his harrowing detention at a border crossing and sustained efforts by authorities there to extract information from him.

Briton denies wife imprisoned in Iran is a spy
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman detained in Iran since April, has hit back at accusations that his wife was fomenting a “soft overthrow” of the Islamic Republic. Revolutionary Guard forces arrested Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, at Tehran’s international airport on April 3. THE GUARDIAN

Bollywood’s free speech drama
India has a good reputation for protecting civil liberties, and for the most part that is deserved. But a tussle over a film about drug abuse is a reminder that the central and local governments have long dabbled in censorship of speech deemed too politically provocative. The case suggests that Bollywood could lead a pushback. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Fourth Iraqi journalist killed during Fallujah battles
An Iraqi photographer was killed and another was injured during their coverage of the battles between Iraqi forces and Daesh in Fallujah, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. Iraqi Colonel Mohamed Ibrahim said the photographer Fadel Al-Garaawi was killed and his colleague was wounded while covering the ongoing battles between the Iraqi forces and Daesh. THE MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

North Texas journalist found dead in Garland, police investigating as a homicide
The body of freelance journalist Jacinto Torres Hernandez was found Monday evening in the backyard of a Garland house. Gibran Torres, Hernandez’s son, said police have said they don’t have any leads, but they don’t believe this was a random attack. Authorities are going through his emails and notes to see if he may have been targeted as a result of a story he was working on. THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Margaret Atwood awarded 2016 PEN Pinter Prize
Canadian poet, novelist and environmental activist Margaret Atwood has been awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize. She will receive her award at the British Library on the evening of Thursday October 13, where she will deliver an address and announce her co-winner, the 2016 International Writer of Courage, selected from a shortlist of international cases supported by English PEN. ENGLISH PEN