Freedom of assembly
Vietnam: Four More Mid-June Protesters Imprisoned
October 16, 2018
On 8 October 2018, four people who participated in the mid-June protest against the plan of the National Assembly to approve two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security, were imprisoned.
Indonesia: Rights groups say police stifled talks in Bali
October 12, 2018
On 11 October 2018, Members of advocacy groups for women, farmers and workers said their gathering of about 500 at a hotel in the city of Denpasar, was twice shut down by police.
On 5 October 2018, Luu Van Vinh, Nguyen Van Duc Do, Nguyen Quoc Hoan, Phan Trung and Tu Cong Nghia , pro-democracy campaigners were charged on on subversion allegation, sentencing them to a total 57 years in prison and 15 years of probation.
Vietnam: HCM City-based Female Activist Charged with Disruption of Security, Facing Lengthy Imprisonment
October 10, 2018
On 2 October 2018, Hoang Thi Thu Vang, who advocates for enhancing food safety was arrested and charged with “Disruption of security” under Article 118 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code.
On 9 October, Zhong Xiaolin and Sun Wenke, activists were found to be held in criminal detention after a crackdown on a nationwide against over 100 activists supporting political prisoners across the country.
Vietnam: Crackdown Continues with Incommunicado Detention of Eight Activists, Convictions of Two More Facebookers
October 4, 2018
On 4 September 2018, nine members of the unregistered Hi?n Pháp (Constitution), was arrested by Vietnam’s security forces in a bid to prevent spontanous demonstrations amid increasing social disatisfaction.
On 10 September 2018, police in Bangkok shut down a forum organised by foreign journalists to discuss whether senior military officers in Myanmar should face justice for alleged human rights abuses committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
Vietnam: Vietnam Arrests Around 90 Residents on Security Concern During Early September Holiday
September 10, 2018
On 6 September 2018, numerous local residents who are knwon to criticise the state have been arrested, in a bid to prevent mass demonstrations during the time before and after the Independent Day (September 2).
On 24 August 2018, dozens of protesters were injured and one died, after police fired at them during their demonstration.
On 25 August 2018, fifty student activists have gone missing in southern China after police raided an apartment where they had been mobilising support for factory workers demanding union rights