Freedom of assembly
Myanmar: Myanmar students sentenced to hard labour over protest
February 14, 2019
On 13 February 2019, seven Myanmar students were sentenced to three months in jail with hard labour for burning portraits of officials in protest over campus safety
India: Harassment and intimidation against MASUM members
February 11, 2019
On 2 Febuary 2019, Mr. Kirity Roy, MASUM Secretary, MASUM members Mr. Ramen Moitra, Mr. Subhrangshu Bhaduri and Mr. Sujoy Singh Roy, and the driver of a car hired by MASUM, Mr. Ganesh Sarkar, had criminal cases made against them by Chapra police
On 5 February 2019, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers were arrested with Gulalai, WHRD, for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club and sent to Adiala jail.
Myanmar: Dozens of Youth Activists Arrested For Protests Over Aung San Statue in Myanmar’s Kayah State
February 11, 2019
On 4 Febuary 2019, dozens of ethnic Karenni youths calling for the removal of a newly inaugurated statue of national independence hero General Aung San in the state capital Loikaw, were charged with unlawful assembly
Thailand: Students arrested for calling on PM to resign
February 4, 2019
On 2 February 2019, students Parit ‘Penguin’ Chiwarak from Thammasat University and Tanawat Wongchai, from Chulalongkorn University, went to Government House to call on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign and was arrested as a result.
On 1 Febuary 2019, 20 ethnic rights activists were detained for protesting against the state government’s placement of a statue of independence hero General Aung San in Loikaw
On 30 January 2019, at least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested on Wednesday in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests.
Bangladesh: 5,000 workers protesting low wages in Bangladeshi garment factories have been fired
February 2, 2019
On 31 January 2019 some 5,000 workers or possibly more have lost their jobs, following massive protests in the country to demand higher pay
Nepal: 17 protesters arrested
February 1, 2019
On 29 January 2019, 50 members of congress were detained for staging a protest in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence to express solidarity with Dr KC. On 30 January 2019 at least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests.
On 19 January 2019, Truong Van Dung, activist and Duong Thi Tan, WHRD, were brutally beaten by police during the 45th anniversary of the loss of the Hoang Sa (Paracells) to China (January 19, 1974)