Freedom of movement
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.
On 27 August 2018, two members Hong Kong Pro-Democracy group had been detained and questioned in mainland China.
On 14 August 2018, Gill Boehringer, was denied entry into the philippines as he was put on a blacklist for allegedly violating laws barring foreigners from engaging in political activities after he attended a protest in 2015.
On 13 July 2018, it was reported that Dong Guangping and Jiang Yefei, political refugees who fled to Thailand after facing persecurtion from the Chinese government, were tried in secret and jailed by Chinese authourities.
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.