On 12 Dec 2018, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists who had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 6,50,000 people to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, were arbitrarily arrested. more…
Philippines: Flyers naming Ifugao activists ‘terrorists’ litter capital town’s streets
April 23, 2018Criminalization, Intimidation and threats, Right to healthy and safe environment, Right to liberty and security
On April 21 2018, various activists were vilified and made targets by flyers that labelled activist groups in Ifugao province as creations of the “terrorist communist rebels”, which were scattered around the streets of the capital town, Lagawe.
Intimidation and threats, Raid, Right to healthy and safe environment, Right to liberty and security, Right to privacy
On 19 April 2018, raided the residence of Ms. Maryam Hasan, editor of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), an independent watchdog, which recently published its annual report on human rights in Pakistan, which painted a bleak image of the situation in the country. more…