IFEX Daily Digest for 19 July 2012



18 July 2012 | Russia

Former police colonel indicted in Politkovskaya murder

Retired police Lt. Col. Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov allegedly obtained information about the journalist's schedule and usual routes and acquired the weapons used in the killing.




Africa
Compiled by Diane Partenio


19 July 2012 | Rwanda

Police arrest political reporter in Kigali

Police in Kigali are holding Idriss Gasana Byiringiro whose employer had earlier filed a complaint alleging that security agents had seized and interrogated him.


Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras


19 July 2012 | Bangladesh

Concern for journalist illegally arrested and beaten

The arrest of Mutafizur Rahman Sumon was prompted by his campaign against impunity for crimes against media workers.
19 July 2012 | Nepal

Journalist threatened after publishing story about school fees, another assaulted

Raj Kumar Gole said he received a death threat after publishing a story about exorbitant fees that private schools are imposing on parents in Kavre district.
18 July 2012 | Philippines

Killings of environment advocates unpunished

Margarito Cabal, organiser of a group opposing a hydroelectric dam, was gunned down on 9 May 2012 The three activists killed since October 2011 had been vocal in opposing mining and energy operations.


Europe and Central Asia
Compiled by Diane Partenio


18 July 2012 | Belarus

Website editor arrested for posting photos of free speech stunt

Anton Surapin is under investigation because he uploaded pictures of teddy-bears holding signs that read "We support the Belarusian struggle for free speech."


Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi


19 July 2012 | Syria

Two Iraqi journalists killed

Falah Taha was killed while covering ongoing clashes between government forces and the Free Syrian Army in the capital, Damascus.


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