On 25 December 2017, Mr. Luu Van Vinh, who is in pre-trial detention on allegation of subversion, said he has been threatened by an inmate in the Chi Hoa temporary detention facility in Ho Chi Minh City.
On 31 December 2017, a prominent human rights activist in the Maldives says she has received several death threats over an alleged anti-Islamic Twitter post, that has also prompted a criminal investigation.
India: Assam human rights defender Mr Sishir Dey abused, threatened and booked for comment over Rajasthan murder
December 14, 2017
On 8 December 2017. Mr. Sishir Dey. human rights defender, abused, threatened and booked for comment over Rajasthan murder in Assam, India.
Bangladesh: Bangladeshi Lawyer, LGBT Advocate Seeks Police Protection after Getting Death Threats
November 20, 2017
On 15 November 2017. Bangladeshi Lawyer, LGBT Advocate Seeks Police Protection after Getting Death Threats, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Vietnam: Vietnam Tightens Security Ahead APEC, Many Activist Interrogated, Others under House Arrest
November 8, 2017
On 5 November 2017. Many Activist Interrogated, Others under House Arrest in Vietnam.
India: If govt can’t protect (me), other intellectuals not safe in country: Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd
November 7, 2017
On 23 September 2017. Mr. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, academician and research scholar, faced death threats, abuse and criticism from some members of the Arya Vysa community in Karnataka, India.
Philippines: Broadcaster killed in ambush in Surigao del Sur
October 27, 2017
On 24 October 2017. Christopher Iban Lozada, broadcaster, was killed in an ambush in Bislig City in Philippines.
Vietnam: Blogger under Constant Terror of Pro-government Thugs
October 25, 2017
On 13 August 2017, Vietnamese blogger Phan Van Bach has been receiving death threats due to his facebook post and the authorities have not intervened despite request from the victim.
On 24 August 2017, Phan Van Bach was forcibly detained by the city police, interrogated and beaten before being released in late afternoon
On 3 and 19 July 2017, a man had attached an article quoting her stand on the LGBT community, but which the WHRD claimed had misquoted her. Following the post, she received the responses on the website were calls to behead, rape and splash acid on her face.
On 22 July 2017, a local activist, Uk Mao, received a threatening phone call saying “You will be beheaded soon.” after he tipped authorities off to an alleged land grab.