Pakistan: Founded to Protest Pakistan ‘Disappearances’, Group Now Sees Supporters Go Missing
May 17, 2018
Beginning 1 May 2018, dozens of its activists have been detained across the country, while newspaper columnists have had articles on PTM rejected. Moreover, in the weeks leading up to a protest on 13 May, PTM’s leadership said Rangers and unidentified security officials detained and interrogated more than 100 of its supporters and kept nearly 30 workers in custody.
On April 22 2018, a member of a Pakistani leftist youth organization went missing in Karachi after demonstrating in support of an ethnic rights movement that has worried the country’s security establishment. 8 others have disappeared since this time.
China: Activist in Guangdong Confined in Psychiatric Hospital despite having ‘No Sign of Illness’
February 20, 2018
On Feburary 19 2018, Zhang Qi, activist, was located in detention at Guangzhou Baiyun Mental Rehabilitation by fellow activist Liang Songqi after being incommunicado for several months.
On 13 Feburary 2018, it was learned that Xu Qin, pro-democracy activist, was being held by Chinese authourities fter she supported a number of prominent dissidents and rights lawyers.
Pakistan: Social activist ‘goes missing’ in Lahore
December 5, 2017
On 2 December 2017. Mr. Raza Mahmood, social activist, has gone missing from his residence in Model Colony in the Naseerabad police area in Lahore, Pakistan.
China: Home | News | China ‘Disappeared’ Chinese Rights Lawyer Formally Arrested Amid Health Concerns
November 20, 2017
On 15 November 2017. Li Yuhan, Lawyer, Chinese Rights Lawyer was Formally Arrested Amid Health Concerns in Liaoning, China.
Pakistan: Balochistan: Nawaz Atta, Information Secretary of Baloch Human Rights ORganization is abducted from Karachi
October 31, 2017
On 28 October 2017. Mr. Nawaz Atta, Human Rights activists, along with 8 other youth were abducted and disappeared in Karachi, Pakistan.
China: Shanghai Petitioner ‘Disappears’ Amid Mass Detentions Ahead of Party Congress
October 30, 2017
On 17 October 2017. Chen Jianfang, petitioner, was disappeared in Shanghai, China.
China: Gao Zhisheng reported missing
August 23, 2017
On 13 August, 2017, human rights defender Gao Zhisheng was reported missing by his brother, following the latter’s visit to the defender’s home in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province. Gao Zhisheng has been kept under close surveillance by Yulin authorities following his release from detention on 8 August 2014.
Pakistan: Grave concern over the recent cases of systematic harassment, arrests and serial abductions of HRDs
August 11, 2017
On 10 August 2017, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A) express grave concern over the recent cases of systematic harassment, arrests and serial abductions of human rights defenders (HRDs) by security forces in Pakistan.
On 18 October 2017, Punhal Sario, missing human rights activist returns home.