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Bangladesh arrests three men including Briton over murders of secular bloggers
Security forces claim a UK citizen of Bangladeshi origin, Touhidur Rahman, was main planner of fatal attacks on Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das. THE GUARDIAN

Free speech under attack as never before: HRW
“Free speech in Bangladesh is under attack as never before, held hostage between angry, machete-wielding radicals on one hand and a government, quick to take offence, on the other,” said HRW South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly. THE DAILY STAR

China’s official response to emergencies is ‘censorship’
As Tianjin residents struggle to find answers, China has imposed heavy restrictions on independent media trying to cover the deadly explosions that rocked the port city. DW spoke to China expert Isabel Hilton. DEUTSCHE WELLE

‘If we don’t give them a voice, no one will’: Eritrea’s forgotten journalists, still jailed after 14 years
The country is ranked worst in the world for press freedom, its writers locked in secret jails. Here, PEN Eritrea profiles the men who fought for a free press, and paid the price. THE GUARDIAN

Mozambique: Journalists, academic on trial for defamation and ‘abuse of press freedom’
Two Mozambican journalists Fernando Mbanze and Fernando Veloso, along with an academic, Carlos Nuno Castel Branco, are due to go on trial on 31 August 2015, on charges of having defamed former President Armando Guebuza. ALL AFRICA

Azerbaijan: Prosecutor accuses Ismayilova of attempting to delay trial *PEN Case List
In court today Ismayilova made several petitions to the judge, all of which the state prosecutor called unfounded and “aimed at delaying the trial”. OCCRP

After 13 months in Iranian jail, Post reporter ‘steeling himself’ for verdict *PEN Case List
Jason Rezaian’s mother talks about her latest visit with her son as they await an imminent verdict in the case against The Post’s Tehran bureau chief, who has been held for 13 months and is accused of espionage and other crimes. THE WASHINGTON POST

After 10 years, West Papua activist looks set to walk free
Indonesia’s government has reportedly guaranteed Filep Karma’s security and freedom of speech once he leaves prison. Late last week, Karma rejected an offer of remission on Indonesia’s National Independence Day, which was two days ago, saying he would only accept an unconditional release. RADIO NEW ZEALAND