Daily Digest: 11 July 2012
Protests held on 8 July in Al-Qatif following the arrest of Nemr Baqer Nemr, a Shiite Sheikh and activist, were met with excessive violence by security forces.
Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Vera Top and Marianna Tzabiras
Long Panha was beaten while taking part in a peaceful demonstration by factory employees calling for a resolution to an ongoing dispute.
Freelance journalist Minoru Tanaka is being targeted for his article investigating collusion between the entrepreneur, politicians, nuclear plant construction companies and TEPCO, the company that owns the ill-fated Fukushima-Daiichi plant.
Syed Abdullah Hussein Al-Attas was arrested as a result of a complaint by a group of 30 people over controversial posts about the Sultan of Johor.
Police detained private TV station Raajje TV's news chief Asward Ibrahim Waheed and Cable News Maldives journalist Ali Naseer during protests on 9 July.
Both text messaging and internet access was disabled for two days in Ganzi prefecture, a Tibetan autonomous region in western Sichuan province.
Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Lama Mourad
RSF calls for the immediate and unconditional release of journalists and bloggers arrested for reporting news and information, a legitimate activity, or for exercising their right to free expression.
The social networking website deleted a post that linked to a Human Rights Watch report on torture in Syria.
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