Edinaldo Figueira, newspaper founder, blogger and political party leader was shot to death Wednesday, June 15, in Brazil, according to Terra. Figueira, president of the Serra do Mel municipal chapter of Brazil's Workers' Party (PT in Portuguese) in Brazil's northern state of Rio Grande do Norte, had started a local newspaper and maintained a blog about local issues, according to Rede Brasil Atual.
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - Police say three gunmen shot and killed the owner of a small newspaper in northeastern Brazil. Officer Angelo Xavier says Ednaldo Figueira was gunned down in the city of Serra do Mel on Wednesday.
On March 18, 2009, Omid Reza Mir Sayafi became the first blogger to die in prison. A culture blogger, he was imprisoned in the vicious Evin prison outside Tehran and either killed outright or at least allowed to die. He was followed on April 9 of this year by Bahraini blogger Zakariya Rashid Hassan al-Ashiri, who perished following a beating.