Laos: Two Lao Protest Villagers Seriously Ill in Jail
February 14, 2019
On 1 February 2019, Souvanh and Nay, land rights defenders who were jailed in 2017 for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company, has been reported to be seriously due to poor conditions in the prison
On 7 January 2019, the brother of Hoang Duc Binh, jailed Vietnamese activist, reported the activist to be suffering from back pain, rashes from poor hygiene and failing eyesight from being in a dark cell in a prison in Quang Nam province
Vietnam: Prisoner of Conscience Hoang Duc Binh Suffers from Many Diseases Due to Severe Prison Condition
January 15, 2019
On 5 January 2019, Hoang Duc Binh, labour rights activist and environmentalist, has reported to be suffering from health issues due to the poor conditions in prison
Vietnam: Imprisoned Religious Activists Bui Van Trung, Nguyen Hoang Nam Beaten, Transferred Further Away after Protesting Forced Labor
November 27, 2018
On 14 November 2018,Bui Van Trung and Nguyen Hoang Nam, who were convicted and imprisoned due to their religious activities as Hoa Hao Buddhist followers, have been treated inhumanely and transferred further away from their native province of An Giang.
Thailand: Migrant activist fears for his life in Thai detention
November 5, 2018
Since 19 October 2018, Ko Ye Min, who is a senior member of the Aid Alliance Committee, has been subject to torture by other inmates at Bangkok’s Immigration Detention Centre.
On 25 October 2018, it was reported that Nguyen Van Hóa, a Catholic activist serving a seven-year prison term for “propaganda against the state”, has reported being repeatedly abused and pressured by prison guards
On 7 September 2018, Huang Qi, founder of the Tianwang rights website and active HRD, have been subject to physical violence and deprivation under custody as a way of forcing him to admit his crimes.
On 17 August 2018, Tran Thi Nga, jailed Vietnamese human rights defender, was reportedly beaten and threatened in prison.
On 12 July 2018, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom, a Jailed Vietnamese blogger, has begun a hunger strike in prison, citing authorities’ refusal to transfer her to a cell away from a hostile and threatening cellmate.
On 10 June 2018, Muhammad Yusuf, a journalist who wrote about land disputes and was critical of il palm plantation company PT Multi Sarana Agro Mandiri (MSAM) died in police custody.