Philippines: Cyber attack downs NUJP site twice
February 28, 2019
On 8 February 2019, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), an organisation promoting freedom of expression and freedom of press, had their website subject to cyber attack
Philippines: Cyberattacks against Karaptan’s website
February 18, 2019
Since 20 January 2019, KARAPATAN’s, an organisation which works for the advancement of people’s rights, has had their website hacked by an unknown source
Vietnam: Female Activists Doan Thi Hong, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh Investigated for Disrupting Security, Facing Lengthy Sentences
December 12, 2018
On 3 December 2018, Doan Thi Hong (Facebooker Xuan Hong) and Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh (Facebooker Tran Hoang Lan), WHRDs, has been summoned by police to potentially be be charged with the allegation of “disrupting security” under Article 118 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code,
On 25 October 2017. Mr. Phan Kim Khanh, advocate and blogger, was sentenced 6 years prison term, in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam.
Vietnam: Arrests of Another Member of Online Democracy Group
September 4, 2017
On 1 September 2017, Authorities in northern Vietnam’s coastal Thai Binh province arrested another member of the Brotherhood for Democracy association, Nguyen Van Tucc
On 15 June 2017, Vietnamese authorities have extended the detention of activist and blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, often known as blogger Mother Mushroom, and kept her incommunicado. The WHRD would be extended by two months and 15 days.
On 4 June 2017, several activists who seek to commemorate the Tiananmen Square bloodshed were detained in the city of Jiangsu and Zhuzhou.
On 17 May 2017, Myanmar’s powerful military filed a defamation lawsuit against Kyaw Min Swe, editor-in-chief of The Voice Daily, and the newspaper’s satire columnist who writes under the pseudonym “British Ko Ko Maung” over an article that allegedly insulted the armed forces in the latest attack on freedom of speech in the developing Southeast Asian country.
On 16 May 2017, a relative of one of the HRDs said that he had recently contacted a detention center official requesting permission to visit his family member and was told the three “were sentenced last month. Lod Thammavong, Soukane Chaithad, and Somphone Phimmasone had been sentenced to 12 years, 18 years, and 20 years in prison, respectively.
On 24 March 2017, three more bloggers were accused of blasphemy in an Islamabad anti-terrorism court. One of the three used the alias, Allama Ayaz Nizami, and had over 12,000 followers online