Freedom of movement
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.
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.
On 29 February 2018, authorities in Beijing placed a number of high-profile dissidents and rights activists under close surveillance in the wake of an announcement by the ruling Chinese Communist Party that it plans to remove limits to leaders’ terms in office.
Vietnam: Former Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience Blocked from New Year Gathering in HCM City
February 26, 2018
On February 22, local former prisoners of conscience were blocked by security forces from gathering.
On 30 January 2018, The wife of Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che was prevented from boarding a flight to China to go and visit him at his prison in the province of Hunan.
On 19 December 2017, Mukunda Raj Kattel, Director of FORUM-ASIA was denied entry by the Immigration Department at Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Tamil Nadu, India.
On 26 December 2017, A 25-year-old Bangladeshi blogger has been arrested at the Dhaka airport on charges of writing blasphemous posts on social media
Vietnam: Third Priest of Hanoi-based Thai Ha Redemptory Church Banned from Travelling Abroad
December 12, 2017
On 5 December 2017, Joan Luu Ngoc Quynh, catholic priest, banned from travelling Abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam.