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Former police colonel indicted in Politkovskaya murder

16 Jul

Retired police lieutenant colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, seen here in detention in 2011, was indicted in the Politkovskaya murder today. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

New
York, July 16, 2012–Russian authorities have formally indicted retired police
Lt. Col. Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov on charges of complicity in the murder of Anna
Politkovskaya
,
Russia’s Investigative Committee said today. Politkovskaya,
an investigative reporter with the Moscow-based independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a fierce critic of the
war in Chechnya, was slain in her
apartment building on October 7, 2006. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/former-police-colonel-indicted-in-politkovskaya-mu.php

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Philippines – Governments and the Internet

16 Jul

In February, the Philippines was among 30 countries represented by the People’s Republic of China in issuing a joint statement at the panel of freedom of expression on the Internet at the United Nations in Geneva.

via IFEX

Libya – Interior Ministry urged to reverse decision restricting right to peaceful demonstrations

16 Jul

Libyan citizens and organisations were instructed that they may not hold or participate in a demonstration without prior permission from the ministry.

via IFEX

Russia – Criminal libel law a blow to free expression

16 Jul

Re-criminalization of libel is part of a raft of laws rammed through the Russian parliament from June through mid-July, setting out new, severe restrictions on the rights to free expression, assembly, and association.

via IFEX

India – Newspaper editor shot, in critical condition

16 Jul

While the motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, Tongam Rina has written critically about a project to build 150 dams in rivers that environmentalists believe threatens forests in Arunachal Pradesh.

via IFEX

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