Arbitrary arrest and detention
Vietnam: Arrests of Another Member of Online Democracy Group
September 4, 2017
On 1 September 2017, Authorities in northern Vietnam’s coastal Thai Binh province arrested another member of the Brotherhood for Democracy association, Nguyen Van Tucc
Pakistan: Grave concern over the recent cases of systematic harassment, arrests and serial abductions of HRDs
August 11, 2017
On 10 August 2017, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) express grave concern over the recent cases of systematic harassment, arrests and serial abductions of human rights defenders (HRDs) by security forces in Pakistan.
On 27 July 2017, authorities in central Vietnam’s coastal Nghe An province have arrested Le Dinh Luong (52), a dissident writer and activist for investigation of activities aimed at overthrowing the country’s one-party state.
Vietnam: Young activist Tran Hoang Phuc arrested
July 3, 2017
On 3 July 2017, the police of Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi officially announced the arrest of young activist Tran Hoang Phuc, four days after detaining him without warrant in a renting apartment.
On 2 July 2017, the military has taken Charoenchai Sae-Tang, a senior activist who campaigned against the lèse majesté law, into a military base.
On 28 June 2017, Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong and other activists were detained by police after an anti-China protest before a visit by President Xi Jinping.
Myanmar: Three reporters among seven arrested in Myanmar for ‘Connections’ to ethnic militia
June 27, 2017
On 26 June 2017, three reporters have been detained and charged by the military in Myanmar’s volatile northeastern Shan State for “having connections” to an ethnic armed group. They are release on bail on 1 September 2017, after their charge has been withdrawn.
On the night of 14 June 2017 police personnel from Raninagar Police station surrounded the residence of Sanjit Mondal, MASUM’s District Human Rights Monitor. As Sanjit suspected he would be arrested, he left the premises before the police could get to him.
On 25 June 2017, pro-democracy activist Rangsiman Rome was taken into police custody , one day before he was to petition the military government for information about a controversial project.
On 24 June 2017, a political activist was taken into military custody for attempting to place a replica of the plaque commemorating the 24 June 1932, revolt at the spot where the original mysteriously disappeared from earlier this year.