On 27 November 2018, Chandramukhi Muvvala, the only transgender candidate in state elections in southern India and a reknown trans rights defender, disappeared minutes after she left her one-room home on Tuesday morning in an informal settlement in Hyderabad
China: Police ‘kidnap’ labour activists across China: rights group
November 14, 2018
On 9 November 2018 at least ten supporters The Jasic Workers Solidarity group, which supports workers at welding machinery firm Jasic Technology, were detained
Vietnam: Dissident Teacher Tran Huu Dao Kidnapped, Beaten, Plainclothes agents Were Likely Perpetrators
September 10, 2018
On 3 September 2018, Tran Huu Dao from Vietnam’s central town of Thai Hoa, who has dissent view and often voices against human rights violations in the country, has been kidnapped and assaulted by a group of unknown men.
On August 15, former political prisoner Nguyen An was kidnapped by Vietnam’s authorities. They continue to keep him in secret place without informing his family.
On 25 August 2018, fifty student activists have gone missing in southern China after police raided an apartment where they had been mobilising support for factory workers demanding union rights
India: Forcible kidnapping and the arbitrary and illegal detention of student leader Pooja Shukla by the police in Lucknow and continuing harassment and intimidation
August 1, 2018
On 28 July 2018, Pooja Shukla, student leader and WHRD, was forcibly kidnapped and the arbitrary and illegal detained.
On 29 June 2019, Vietnamese WHRD Cao Hoang Tram Anh has been kidnapped and tortured for hours after participating in recent peaceful demonstrations to protest two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security, the victim told Defend the Defenders.
On 22 June 2018, At least five women working for an NGO have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in eastern India’s Jharkhand state, police have said.
Philippines: Police nabs labor activist for alleged possession of firearm, bomb components
June 11, 2018
On 3 June 2018, Juan Alexander Reyes, labour activitst and leader of the Sandigang Manggagawa, was arrested by after authorities under trupmed up charges that state he was found with an illegal firearm and bomb components in his possession.
On 6 June 2018, Gul Bukhari, Pakistani journalist and WHRD who is vocal critic of Pakistan’s powerful military particularly in the run-up to a July 25 general election, was abducted by unknown agent, and subsequently released after a few hours.