Pakistan: Reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors
January 23, 2018
On 10 January 2017, a prominent Pakistani journalist has escaped an attempt to abduct him by armed men in the capital Islamabad.
Pakistan: Social activist ‘goes missing’ in Lahore
December 5, 2017
On 2 December 2017. Mr. Raza Mahmood, social activist, has gone missing from his residence in Model Colony in the Naseerabad police area in Lahore, Pakistan.
On 15 November 2015. Truong Van Dung, Hanoi-based Activist Kidnapped after Refusing Police Summoning in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Philippines: ‘In fascist fashion’ | 7 activists arrested before and during Trump visit
November 15, 2017
From 9 November to 12 November 2017. 7 activists were arrested, before and during Trump visit in the provinces of Cebu, Samar, Oriental Mindoro and Metro Manila in Philippines.
Vietnam: Vietnam Tightens Security Ahead APEC, Many Activist Interrogated, Others under House Arrest
November 8, 2017
On 5 November 2017. Many Activist Interrogated, Others under House Arrest in Vietnam.
Vietnam: Former Prisoner of Conscience Bui Thi Minh Hang Kidnapped, Robbed by Hanoi Police
November 8, 2017
On 1 November 2017. Bui Thi Minh Hang, Former Prisoner of Conscience, was Kidnapped and Robbed by by Hanoi Police.
Pakistan: Balochistan: Nawaz Atta, Information Secretary of Baloch Human Rights ORganization is abducted from Karachi
October 31, 2017
On 28 October 2017. Mr. Nawaz Atta, Human Rights activists, along with 8 other youth were abducted and disappeared in Karachi, Pakistan.
On 27 September 2017, Nguyen Viet Dung, the founder and president of the unsanctioned Republican Party of Vietnam was charged with “conducting ant-state propaganda” under Article 88 of the country’s 1999 Penal Code.
China: Gao Zhisheng reported missing
August 23, 2017
On 13 August, 2017, human rights defender Gao Zhisheng was reported missing by his brother, following the latter’s visit to the defender’s home in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province. Gao Zhisheng has been kept under close surveillance by Yulin authorities following his release from detention on 8 August 2014.
Sri Lanka: attempted abduction of a student leader
July 24, 2017
On 20 July 2017, there was an attempt to abduct a leading student activist, Ryan Jayalath, by plainclothes officers who were allegedly supported by the police. Fortunately, the attempt was fail due to the intervention of some activists who were around him.