On July 15 2018, protestant pastor Dinh Diem, a storng defender of freedom of religion and belief, and an adovcate of minority rights, was imprisoned on allegation of being “‘engaged in subversive activities to overthrow the people’s government” under Article 109 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code.
India: Gauri Lankesh – Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore
September 12, 2017
A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka
Philippines: 11 Land-Indigenous HRDs extrajudicial killed in the early months of the year 2017
June 19, 2017
In the Philippines, more than 11 HRDs working on land and indigenous rights were the victims of extra-judicial killing during the early 3 months of the year 2017.
On 17 March 2017, soldiers have summarily killed a Lahu youth activist after attempting to arrest him as an alleged drug suspect at a checkpoint in Mueang Na Subdistrict of Chiang Dao District in Chiang Mai Province.
Philippines: Environmental lawyer murdered
February 20, 2017
On 17 February 2017, A Philippine lawyer who specialized in investigating crimes against the environment has been ambushed and shot dead
Myanmar: Prominent Muslim Lawyer was Shot to Death
February 20, 2017
On 29 January 2017, U Ko Ni, a muslim prominent lawyer, advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi abd writers of human rights book, was shot to death by unknown people.
Philippines: extra judicial killing of a labor right defender
October 18, 2016
On 17 September 2016, Ka Lando, human rights defender and long-time Partido ng Manggagawa (Workers Party) member and organizer, was assassinated by an unidentified gunman a few meters outside his home in Sitio Lawis, Barangay Maghaway, Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines.
Philippines: peasant leader shot dead
September 22, 2016
On 20 September 2016, Arnel Figueroa , the chairman of Pesante – Palawan, a provincial farmers’ federation, was shot dead without any provocation by a guard of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in Yulo King Ranch, Coron, Palawan, Philippines. Another farmer was seriously injured.
On 16 August 2016, Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir have shot four protesters dead and injured at least 15 others as clashes with anti-India protesters intensified in Aaripanthan village, north-west of Srinagar, India.
Cambodia: prominent political analyst shot dead
July 10, 2016
On 10 July 2016 morning, Mr Kem Ley, a prominent political commentator and frequent critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen was shot dead by unknown person while he was at gas station in Phnom Penh.