On 3 October 2018, Mr. Seelan Palay, a human rights activist and artist who has criticized Singapore’s human rights record on many occasions, was charged for “staging an unlawful performance without a permit” under Section 7 of the 2009 Public Order Act and sentenced to pay a S$2,5000 fine (around 1,570 Euros). Following Mr. Seelan Palay’s refusal to pay the fine, he was ordered to serve a two-week prison term.
Nepal: Free Madhes activist dies in police custody
October 4, 2018
On 1 September 2018, Ram Manohar Yadav, a Free Madhes activist arrested in Gulariya, Bardiya 12 days ago for showing black flags to Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav, died in police custody.
On 22 May 2018, Tashi Wangchuk, shopkeeper and language activist was sentenced to five years in prison for “separatism,” prompting an outcry from governments and rights organizations who said the sentence highlights Beijing’s disregard for its own laws protecting ethnic autonomy.
On 6 February 2018, Hoàng ??c Bình, environmental rights defender, was convicted on by the People’s Court of Din Chu, to serve the largest term in prison.
China: Missing Tibetan Protester Found Jailed in Sog County
February 13, 2018
On 6 Feburary 2018, a Tibetan man who vanished last month after staging a solitary protest in Tibet’s capital Lhasa has been found jailed in a county in eastern Tibet.
On 7 Febuary 2018, Tep Vanny, land rights activist, attended an appeal hearing at The Supreme Court in Cambodia, where her 30-month sentence on charges relating to the 2013 protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house, was upheld.
Vietnam: Activist jailed for for livestreaming pollution march
February 7, 2018
On Febuary 6 2018, blogger and environmental activist, Hoàng Duc Bình, was jailed for 14 years for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s spill of toxins into the ocean.
China: Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown
December 27, 2017
On 26 December 2017. Wu Gan, activist known by the online pseudonym “Super Vulgar Butcher”, was jailed for 8 years in China.
On 27 November 2017. Nguyen Van Hoa , Citizen Journalist, was sentenced to seven years in prison in Vietnam.
India: Day after he got bail, UP govt slaps NSA on Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar
November 13, 2017
On 10 November 2017. Mr. Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan,Bhim Army founder and Dalit Leader, was slapped with stringent National Security Act hours after he was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court, in Uttar Pradesh, India.