Freedom of movement
Thailand: Sri Lankan HRD detained and deported
February 19, 2019
On 15 February 2019, Sydney Marcus Dias, well known Sri Lankan human rights activist and writer, was detained at Bangkok airport before being subsequently deported
China: Dissidents Forced to Leave China’s Guangdong in ‘Stability Maintenance’ Crackdown
January 7, 2019
On 21 December 2018, Huang Simin, rights lawyer, and her husband, the dissident writer Li Xuewen, were ordered by state security police in Foshan, a suburb of Guangzhou, to leave the city immediately and return to their home amid an ever-widening “stability maintenance” operation
Vietnam: Hanoi Places Local Activists under House Arrest, Dissident La Viet Dung’s Mother Beaten by Plainclothes Policeman
November 4, 2018
On 28 October, Mr Dung, a well known activist who aims to protect the country’s sovereignty, promote human rights and democracy, was surveilled by a plainclothes police officer and forbade him from leaving his home. The office also physically abused his mother when she questioned his presence.
Pakistan: Pashtun human rights activist detained at Islamabad airport, released after social media pressure
October 16, 2018
On 12 October 2018, Gulalai Ismail, Pashtun human rights activist and founder of Seeds of Peace network was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and interrogated for eight hours.
China: Hong Kong rejects visa of Financial Times editor who hosted pro-independence talk
October 10, 2018
On 6 October 2018, Victor Mallet, who is also the Financial Times’ Asia news editor, was denied his visa renewal for having chaired a talk by pro-independence activist Andy Chan at the FCC in August.
On 9 October 2018, Nakheeran Gopal, a journalist who sought to expose a college professor’s involvement in the sexual exploitation of students, was arbitrarily arrested.
Thailand: Thai Police Can Hold Chinese Dissident Couple For 12 More Days, Court Rules
October 4, 2018
On 17 September 2018, Wu Yuhua, who is also known by her nickname Ai Wu,and her husband Yang Chong, two political refugees from China was detained in Thailand.
On 18 September 2018, Dr. Nguyen Quang, Vietnam’s leading dissdent was blocked by authorities from going to Australia because they want him not to go to Brussel to attend a human rights hearing in the European capital city scheduled on October 10.
On 10 September 2018, Shi Jing, activisit, was called in for questioning by police in Jiangsu’s provincial capital Nanjingand warned that he wouldn’t be allowed to leave China.
Malaysia: Activist Jolovan Wham stopped at Malaysia customs after immigration sees “Interpol” alert
September 4, 2018
On 29 August 2018, Well-known activist and social worker, Jolovan Wham has shared that he was stopped for an hour at the Malaysian Immigration.