On 13 February 2019, Maria Ressa, who leads the Rappler news website that is known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, was arrested
Pakistan: Academician arrested in Pakistan for protest
February 11, 2019
On 9 February 2019, Ammar Ali Jan, academic and activist, was arrested and had his house raided for protesting against the death of ethnic Pashtun leader earlier this month
On 5 February 2019, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers were arrested with Gulalai, WHRD, for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club and sent to Adiala jail.
Myanmar: Dozens of Youth Activists Arrested For Protests Over Aung San Statue in Myanmar’s Kayah State
February 11, 2019
On 4 Febuary 2019, dozens of ethnic Karenni youths calling for the removal of a newly inaugurated statue of national independence hero General Aung San in the state capital Loikaw, were charged with unlawful assembly
Thailand: Students arrested for calling on PM to resign
February 4, 2019
On 2 February 2019, students Parit ‘Penguin’ Chiwarak from Thammasat University and Tanawat Wongchai, from Chulalongkorn University, went to Government House to call on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign and was arrested as a result.
China: Chongqing Dissident Detained Over Public Speech Calling on President to Resign
February 2, 2019
On 17 January 2019, Zhang Jilin, Chinese dissident was detained by police in the city of Chongqing after publicly criticising President Xi Jinping and saying he should be removed from office.
On 2 Febuary 2019, Anand Teltumbde, Dalit scholar, was arrested at Mumbai airport, a day after his request for protection from arrest was rejected by a court.
On 30 January 2019, at least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested on Wednesday in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests.
On 16 January 2019, Kong Mas, a political activist from Svay Rieng province, was taken into custody at a coffee shop in the capital Phnom Penh by around 10 officers accompanied by a government prosecutor after he posted a Facebook message saying the European Union plans to impose a tariff on Cambodian rice
On 14 January 2018, Mr. Nguyen Van Vien, a member of the unregistered group Brotherhood for Democracy (BFD), was arrested and charged him with “Activities against the people’s government” under Article 109 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code,