Freedom of expression/online
On 26 November 2018, Poet Cui Haoxin — known by his pen name An Ran — a HRD known HRD was detained by state security police in the provincial capital Jinan, and questioned about a tweet about the suppression of religious freedom in China.
Singapore: Police investigate socio-political site The Online Citizen for criminal defamation
November 28, 2018
On 20 November 2018, The Online Citizen (TOC) and its chief editor, Terry Xu, was investigated for defamation for the offence of criminal defamation, over its recent article involving comments made by MP Seah Kian Peng.
On 15 November 2018, Shi Jing, a rights activist who he used Twitter to support human rights causes, was detained by police and then fired from his job
On 12 November 2018 , Taha Siddiqui and Gul Bukhari, actvists, received complaints from Twitter that their account was in “violation of Pakistani law” as Pakistani authorities put pressure on the company to take ‘legal’ steps against HRDs
India: Rachakonda cops block activist on Twitter
November 5, 2018
On 11 October 2018, Vijay, who was instrumental in the implementation of the free parking rule in multiplexes in the city, alleged that the Rachakonda police had blocked his Twitter account.
On 19 October 2018, Aadii Roy, who is well-known for his bold stance on injustices in society as well as government and military actions, shared that he had been threatened for exercising free speech.
Thailand: Military Court’s direction to suppress publication of witness testimonies and court dockets in the case against Mr. Thanakorn
November 5, 2018
On 2 October 2018, Mr. Anon Numpha, a lawyer who delicates his effort to
providing legal aid to political accuses during NCPO’s administration, was required to attend a hearingor
allegedly sharing a testimony of a military witness adduced by a military prosecutor.
On 10 October 2018, three journalists from Eleven Media Group who criticised the Yangon government for wasting public money due to mismanagement in an article, were arrested.
On 5 October 2018, Ho Dinh Cuong and Ngo Van Dung members of the organisation Hi?n Pháp – an organisation striving to educate people abouthuman rights as well as political and civil rights by disseminating Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution among citizens – were charged with “disruption of security” and are facing severe imprisonment if are convicted.
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.