Freedom of movement
On 11 June 2018, outspoken Catholic priest Joseph Nguyen Duy Tan, was barred from travelling to Malaysia prior to meeting with representatives of the European Union
On 8 June 2018, Wang Yu, prominent human rights lawyer has been banned from leaving the country.
Vietnam: Many Vietnamese Activists Placed under House Arrest After Call for Peaceful Demonstrations
June 3, 2018
On 27 May 2018,Dozens of activists from Hanoi and HCM City reported that plainclothes agents and militia have posted near their private residences from the evening of Friday or early morning of Sunday in a bid to prevent them from going out.
On May 14 2018, Redemptorist Father Joseph Dinh Huu Thoai, who regularly speaks out against human rights violations and abuses of religious freedom, was barred from leaving the country for reasons still unsubstantiated. On May 16 2018,Maria Do Thi Minh Hanh, president of the civil society Viet Labor Movement was also stopped from taking a flight to Germany to visit her mother.
On 3 May 2018, Ding Jiaxi, a prominent rights lawyer, who has previously served jail time for calling on top officials of the ruling Chinese Communist Party to reveal details of their wealth, was stopped by police at Beijing International Airport as he tried to board a plane to visit his wife and daughter in the U.S.
On April 21, a group of Hanoi-based intellectuals, including Dr. Nguyen Quang A, retired police Colonel Nguyen Dang Quang and veteran writer Nguyen Binh Nguyen, were stopped by thugs and later police in a trumped-up traffic accident after they visited villagers in Dong Tam commune. On the next day, many activists in Hanoi were placed under house arrest as local authorities sent plainclothes agents and militia to their private residences in a bid to prevent them from going to Dong Tam to mark the first anniversary of the end of Dong Tam hostage crisis.
On 15 April 2018,Gujarat Jignesh Mevani, Dalit leader and Independent MLA, was stopped at the Sanganer international airport and prevented from travelling to Nagaur district.
From 14 April 2018, various of dissidents were placed under house arrest over the weekend, which saw the anniversary of the death of liberal premier Hu Yaobang.
China: Wife of Chinese rights lawyer under house arrest
April 12, 2018
On 11 April 2018, wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer who had nearly completed a 100-kilometre (60-mile) march to highlight her husband’s plight said she had been placed under house arrest on Wednesday. A friend who visited were beaten.
On March 20 2018, Bui Minh Quoc, journalist and vice president of unsanctioned Independent Journalist Association of Vietnam, was barred from taking a flight to the US for ‘national security’ reasons.