India: Gyanen Chakravarty arrested for his social media post
September 22, 2017
On 16 September 2017, Gyanen Chakravarty was arrested by personnel from Nalbari police station arrested him from his residence and then brought to Jagiroad police station for questioning because he uploaded videos and photographs of placards of Bajrang Dal (right-wing ideology organisation) inside the AASU office in Jagiroad, Morigaon district in Facebook.
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
On 30 June 2017, the condition of jailed political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who was recently moved to a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang with terminal liver cancer, was rapidly worsening,
On 29 June 2017,a prominent Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of distorting government policies and defaming the communist regime in Facebook posts and in interviews with foreign media
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 They are release on bail on 1 September 2017, after their charge has been withdrawn.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 20 June 2017, a lawyer representing Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF); Somchai Homla-or, Advisor to the CrCF; and Anchana Heemmina, President of the Duay Jai group, found that the military has not withdrawn its complaint against the three human rights activists.
On 9 June 2017, senior journalist Rana Tanvir, who had written about religious minorities and human rights issues in his work, was run over by a car.
On 7 June 2017, Don Muang Magistrates Court held a preliminary hearing in the case of 14 Myanmar
Burmese migrants, who are charged with defamation after alleging labour abuses in Thailand’s supplier of poultry to Thai agribusiness giant Betagro.
On 17 February 2017, Kim Sok was imprisoned on charges of defamation and incitement.
On 4 June 2017, several activists who seek to commemorate the Tiananmen Square bloodshed were detained in the city of Jiangsu and Zhuzhou.