Freedom of expression
Pakistan: Activist held by police during protest
August 10, 2018
On 10 August 2018, Shehzada Kausar Gillani, activist was held by police during a protest.
On 6 August 2018, many protesters were injured as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse them.
Bangladesh: Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam detained after post about Dhaka protests
August 6, 2018
On 5 August 2018, Shahidul Alam, a photographer, commentator, and the founder of the Bangladeshi multimedia organization Drik and Pathshala Media Institute, was detained after he posted a video to Facebook about protests in the city.
On Aug 1 2018, student protesters were physically assaulted by transport workers.
On 31 July 2018, it was reported that Dong Yaoqiong, who was ent for “compulsory treatment” after she streamed live video of herself splashing ink on a poster of Chinese president Xi Jinping in a protest at “authoritarian tyranny” on July 4, was prevented from talking to her lawyer to represent her.
On 31 July 2018, several protesters were hurt and many were charged for holding a demonstration against an acute shortage of irrigation water.
On 30 July 2018, protesters holding a peaceful demonstrations were violently disperesed by police and detained by police
India: False accusations made against lawyer and human rights defender Adv.Sudha Bharadwaj, Mr. Gautam Navlakha and other human rights defenders and lawyers
July 31, 2018
On 4 July 2018, Adv. Sudha Bharadwaj, Mr. Gautam Navlakha and other human rights defenders were targetted and vilified
by Republic TV.
India: Mr. Stan Swamy & 20 other W/HRDs are being falsely implicated under charges of sedition by the Jharkhand police at Khunti Police Station
July 31, 2018
On 29 July 2018, Mr. Stan Swamy & 20 other W/HRDs were falsely implicated under charges of sedition by the Jharkhand police at Khunti Police Station
On 21 July 2018, Le My Hanh, pro-democracy campaigner and WHRD,was expelled from he city without taking her items with exception of a old cell phone.