On 26 December 2017, A 25-year-old Bangladeshi blogger has been arrested at the Dhaka airport on charges of writing blasphemous posts on social media
Myanmar: Myanmar Police Arrest Two Journalists For Allegedly Violating State Secrets Law
December 14, 2017
On 13 December 2017, two domestic journalists working for Reuters news agency, were arrested by police in Yangon, Myanmar.
On 27 December 2017. Two Reuters journalists were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday.
Thailand: 16 Southern anti-coal fired power plant activists arrested
November 28, 2017
On 27 November 2017. 16 Southern anti-coal fired power plant activists were arrested in Southern Thailand.
On 18 October 2017. Tran Thi Xuan, female activist, was arrested in Vietnam.
On 25 October 2017. Mr. Phan Kim Khanh, advocate and blogger, was sentenced 6 years prison term, in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam.
China: Shanghai Petitioner ‘Disappears’ Amid Mass Detentions Ahead of Party Congress
October 30, 2017
On 17 October 2017. Chen Jianfang, petitioner, was disappeared in Shanghai, China.
On 7 August 2017, social activist Medha Patkar was forcibly removed by Madhya Pradesh Police from the site, where she was on the 12 day of her indefinite fast to protest against closing of the gates of the Sardar Sarovar dam in neighbouring Gujarat.
On 7 August 2017, an activist with environmental NGO Mother Nature, Hun Vannak, who has been documenting the impact of sand dredging in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district was temporarily detained yesterday for flying a drone without permission and for his community activism.
Vietnam: Fifth member of Online Democracy Group arrested
August 7, 2017
On 4 August 2017, authorities in central Vietnam’s Quang Binh province arrested a member of an online democracy advocacy group, bringing to five the number of group members taken into custody during the last week.
On 30 July 2017, 4 human rights defenders (a writer, a Protestant pastor and two other activists) have been arrested on charges of attempted subversion as Vietnam’s communist authorities.