Pakistan: Lawyer Saif-ul-Mulook, who fought the case of Asia Bibi, left the country on Saturday owing to threats to his life
November 3, 2018
On 31 October 2018, Saif-ul-Mulook, who is the lawyer of prominent Asia Bibi, left the country owing to threats to his life ater the Supreme Court ordered Bibi’s immediate release stating that blasphemy charges could not be proven against her.
On 17 August 2018, Tran Thi Nga, jailed Vietnamese human rights defender, was reportedly beaten and threatened in prison.
India: 8 men go on trial in India for rape and murder of 8-year-old girl, prosecution lawyer receives death threats
April 18, 2018
On 15 April 2018, Deepika Singh Rawat, lawyer representing the the family of 8 year old who was raped and killed, has recieved death threats and other forms of harrassment for her role in the case.
India: Journalist Ms. Swathi Vadlamudi abused and threatened for her cartoon on the recent rape incidents
April 18, 2018
Since April 10, 2018, Ms. Swathi Vadlamudi, a journalist who recently published a cartoon on her social media pages regarding the recent rape cases, was subject to various forms of harrassment online.
Maldives: Journalists arrested in continuing crackdown
March 21, 2018
On 16 March 2018, three journalists of opposition-aligned Raajje TV were arrested by Maldivian police, and two of them were charged with criminal offences. Raajje TV has also recently been threatened to shut down and recieved death threats from other actors.
India: Meghalaya RTI activist murdered
March 21, 2018
On 20 March 2018, A Meghalaya youth leader and Right to Information activist was allegedly murdered in a coal belt in the hill State’s East Jaintia Hills district.
On 7 March 2018, a Tibetan man self-immolated in an apparent protest against Chinese rule and policies in the far-western region of China
India: Woman human rights defender Christina Pyrtuh and her family assaulted, molested and driven away for anti-corruption works
February 27, 2018
Since December 29, 2017, Mrs. Christina Pyrtuh, who spoke out against corruption in implementation of schemes under the local area development fund of the member of legislative assembly (MLA) of Assam representing their constituency Katigorah in the district of Cachar in Assam. and her family were assaulted, has suffered a series of abuses, which has driven them out of their home and village.
Malaysia: #UndiRosak activist lodges police report
February 12, 2018
On Febuary 11 2018, Maryam Lee, activist, lodged a police report over threats and sexist remarks she received on social media following her involvement at a forum on the #UndiRosak campaign.
Pakistan: Reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors
January 23, 2018
On 10 January 2017, a prominent Pakistani journalist has escaped an attempt to abduct him by armed men in the capital Islamabad.