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Russian blogger's HIV documentary reaches millions, draws Kremlin praise

Russian blogger's HIV documentary reaches millions, draws Kremlin praise

A hard-hitting YouTube documentary about Russia's HIV epidemic by a popular blogger has attracted more than 13 million views in a week and even drawn praise from the Kremlin.

Russia blogger sentenced to 5 years for 'extremist' tweet

Russia blogger sentenced to 5 years for 'extremist' tweet

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a blogger to five years in a penal colony for a tweet calling for attacks on the children of police, a ruling his lawyer said was unprecedented.

Malta police arrest 10 suspects in murder of blogger

Malta police arrest 10 suspects in murder of blogger

All of the suspects are Maltese nationals and most have a criminal record, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said, without providing any further details.

Vietnam court upholds prominent blogger's 10-yr jail term

Vietnam court upholds prominent blogger's 10-yr jail term

A Vietnamese court on Thursday upheld a 10-year jail sentence for a prominent blogger convicted of publishing propaganda against the state, her lawyer said ...

Bangladesh arrests another suspect in US blogger killing

Bangladesh arrests another suspect in US blogger killing

Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an extremist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 of a US blogger critical of religious extremism.

Bangladesh militant arrested over killing of US blogger

Bangladesh militant arrested over killing of US blogger

The militant, identified as Abu Siddiq Sohel, 34, a member of the al Qaeda-inspired militant group Ansar Ullah Bangla Team, is suspected of taking part in the killing of writer Avijit Roy.

US court grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

US court grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city's revered late leader Lee Kuan Yew was granted asylum by a US immigration court, his attorney announced Tuesday.

Maldives under UN scrutiny for blogger's death

Maldives under UN scrutiny for blogger's death

More than 30 Western countries called on the Maldives at the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday to investigate thoroughly the death of a prominent blogger and to guarantee space for activists and political opposition.

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives' capital on Sunday, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination.

Bangladesh upholds death penalties in blogger murder

Bangladesh upholds death penalties in blogger murder

Bangladesh's High Court on Sunday upheld death sentences handed out to two Islamists for the murder of a secularist blogger in 2013, an official said.

Abducted Pakistani blogger breaks silence

Abducted Pakistani blogger breaks silence

A Pakistani activist abducted last month has broken his silence on his weeks-long disappearance, but is refusing to point fingers in a country where criticising extremism or the security establishment can make you a target.

Missing Pakistani activist Salman Haider "recovered" in capital

Missing Pakistani activist Salman Haider "recovered" in capital

Pakistani poet and activist Salman Haider who went missing from the capital Islamabad earlier this month, just days after four other human rights campaigners disappeared, has been found, local media reported on Saturday.