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.
On 30 July 2017, 4 human rights defenders (a writer, a Protestant pastor and two other activists) have been arrested on charges of attempted subversion as Vietnam’s communist authorities.
Bangladesh: Farhad Mazhar ‘rescued’ in Jessore
July 4, 2017
On 3 July 2017, columnist and human rights activist, Farhad Mazhar, was “kidnapped” from Adabor in Dhaka.
On 4 June 2017, several activists who seek to commemorate the Tiananmen Square bloodshed were detained in the city of Jiangsu and Zhuzhou.