Freedom of assembly
On 10 May 2019, Government propaganda machine Philippine News Agency is misleading the public and falsely reported that PAHRA’s operation as NGO is illegal because its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration has been revoked. In its continuing attack on civil society, the Duterte administration, now through the SEC named PAHRA along with other human rights and sectoral organizations as communist supporters.
Pakistan: Pashtun Protesters, Journalist Arrested Amid Calls For Probe Into Waziristan Killings
June 4, 2019
On 28 May 2019, Reports from northwestern Pakistan indicate that the authorities have arrested a journalist and 22 activists of a civil movement campaigning for rights and security for Pakistan’s Pashtun minority.
On 28 May 2019, uman rights groups have called on Pakistan to investigate the killing of three people by the military during a protest by ethnic minority Pashtun people against heavy-handed treatment by the security forces.
On 9 May 2019, Chaos descended on the railway tracks near Kolkata in West Bengal as the family of a 27-year-old man with disabilities, who died in police custody, blocked rail lines demanding the arrest of those responsible. Gautam Mondal’s family was joined by locals and train passengers in the protest. Tyres were set on fire and trains grinded to a halt.
Vietnam: Female Anti-Corruption Activist Beaten, Five Others Detained for Protesting Arbitrarily-placed Toll Booth
June 4, 2019
On May 20, police in Soc Son district, Hanoi, brutally beat Mrs. Dang Thi Hue and arrested her and five other drivers who came to Bac Thang Long-Noi Bai toll booth to protest its illegal collection of transport fee.
On 11 May 2019, police in the capital city of Hanoi violently suppressed a peaceful demonstration of around 20 drivers who protest the illegal collection of fee by the investor of the Thang Long- Noi Bai BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) project.
on May 2, 2019 a group of human rights defenders belonging to various civil society organisations including some concerned citizens of city of Hyderabad went to the office of Telangana State Board of Intermediate Examination (TSBIE) and asked permission to meet with theSecretaryof TSBIE. The police arrested the group of defenders from the venue of the Intermediate Board and detained them at Begumbazar Police Station.
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, Chinese authorities took into custody a number of activists and netizens in an apparent attempt to silence any expression or thwart any action aimed at commemorating the victims and mark the anniversary
On 30 April 2019, 5 members of the CNRP, was summoned to court this week to answer charges they were still active in the opposition group dissolved by court order almost two years ago. 7 others were summoned the following day.
On 24 April 2019, Nguyen Chi Vung and Tran Tranh Giang , pro-democracy Giang were arrested as security intensifies in the lead up to the 44th anniversary of the country’s unification.