On 17 July 2017, authorities in China continued to detain supporters of Liu Xiaobo, who were unable to attend the funeral in the northeastern province of Liaoning.
China: Liu Xiaobo dies at 61
July 14, 2017
On 13 July 2017, Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil at Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him a lengthy prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while locked away, died under guard in a hospital.
China: Liu Shaoming sentenced to 4.5 years in prison
July 12, 2017
On 7 July 2017, human rights defender and labour rights activist Liu Shaoming was sentenced to 4.5 years imprisonment for ‘inciting subversion of state power’. Liu Shaoming intends to appeal the court’s decision.
Cambodia: ADHOC staff faces violence questions
July 7, 2017
On 7 July 2017, Battambang Provincial Court has ordered the provincial ADHOC human rights coordinator to appear in a case involving allegations of intentional violence
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 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 28 June 2017, the NGO election consortium calling itself the “Situation Room” may be banned from future vote monitoring and the registration of its member NGOs investigated, an Interior Ministry spokesman said, after Prime Minister Hun Sen accused the group of violating the law
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.
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.