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.
Pakistan: Founded to Protest Pakistan ‘Disappearances’, Group Now Sees Supporters Go Missing
May 17, 2018
Beginning 1 May 2018, dozens of its activists have been detained across the country, while newspaper columnists have had articles on PTM rejected. Moreover, in the weeks leading up to a protest on 13 May, PTM’s leadership said Rangers and unidentified security officials detained and interrogated more than 100 of its supporters and kept nearly 30 workers in custody.
On April 22 2018, a member of a Pakistani leftist youth organization went missing in Karachi after demonstrating in support of an ethnic rights movement that has worried the country’s security establishment. 8 others have disappeared since this time.
On 16 April 2018, Nurulhaq Nur, Muhammad Rashed Khan and Faruk Hasan, leaders of and joint conveners of Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, a platform of students who had been demonstrating for reforms in the country’s quota system in civil service, were taken and detained.
Bangladesh: 2 hill women leaders abducted at gunpoint
March 19, 2018
On 18 March 2018, unidentified criminals attacked a house and abducted two leaders of United People’s Democratic Front-backed Hill Women’s Federation from Kudukchari in Rangamati.
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.