Denial fair trial
Vietnam: Vietnamese Activist Given Five-Year, Six-Month Prison Term for Defaming Government
February 2, 2019
On 25 January 2019, Huynh Truong Ca, Vietnamese democracy activist, was sentenced by a court in southern Vietnam’s Dong Thap province to a five-year, six-month prison term for criticizing the country’s communist government in a series of online postings.
China: Citizen Journalist Sentenced; Foreign Media Harassed
February 1, 2019
On 29 January 2018, Liu Feiyue, founder of online rights monitor msguancha.com, has been sentenced to five years in prison and asset seizure for inciting subversion,
On 14 January 2018, Huang Qi, rights activist, was put under a secret trial. His lawyer was not informed of this trial and lost his license to practice as a lawyer, and forced to sign a declaration to that effect. Various activist who protested for his released were arbitrarily detained and intimidated by state authorities
Vietnam: Activist Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh’s Denied access to meet with family and lawyer as her investigation continues
January 15, 2019
On 8 January 2018, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, was reportedly being denied access to communicating with her family and lawyer
On 4 January 2019, Nguyen Van Tuc, political rights activist, had his family placed under house arrest as an attempt to intimidate him into confessing and cooperating with state authorities.
On 3 January 2019, Jolovan Wham, a pro-democracy activist, was found guilty of organizing an illegal protest after holding what he called a “harmless” public discussion in 2016 that featured Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong speaking via Skype.
On 21 December 2018, Zhou Yongjun, a former student leader in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, has been indicted for “incitement to subvert state power.”
On 21 December 2018, Wang Quanzhang, human rights lawyer who has been held by the authorities for more than three years, stood in a ‘secret’ trial for subversion – a process slammed by an international rights group as “a cruel charade.”
On 25 December 2018, Sun Lin, who also uses the online nickname Jie Mu, was found guilty of “incitement to subvert state power” by the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court.
On 11 December 2018, Ath Thorn, Chea Mony, Mam Nhim, Pav Sina, Rong Chhun and Yang Sophorn, labour rights defenders were each handed two-and-a-half year suspended prison sentences by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and ordered to pay compensation of 35 million riel ($8,750) to two victims, Chea Sophany and Tim Vuthy.