Intimidation and threats

  • Myanmar: Attack against Myitkyina Journal reporters
    February 28, 2019

    On 26 February 2019, Moon Moon Pan and Ah Je, journalists, were physically assaulted over an article published the previous day about an apparent attempt by the company, whose ownership is unclear, to establish an illegal banana plantation.

  • Thailand: video Police seek to prosecute Thanathorn over junta criticism
    February 28, 2019

    On 20 February 2019,Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, Future Forward party leader, promoting ian alternative to Thailand’s polarised politics, has been threatened by police to be charged for defamation for critcising the ruling party

  • Phiilippines: RMP-NMR staff and her mother harassed
    February 28, 2019

    On February 11, RMP-NMR staff Gleceria Balangiao and her mother Gloria Jandayan were forcibly brought to a military camp for “questioning” and were held for more than a week for interrogation. No charges were filed against them and their families were threatened that if they file a case against the military, the two captives will be thrown in jail for non-bailable offenses.

  • Philippines: Missionary group worker gets threatening text messages
    February 28, 2019

    On 12 February 2019, an employee of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) , received on Monday afternoon threating text messages from an unknown sender

  • China:Chinese rights lawyer disappears on prison release date
    February 28, 2019

    On 28 February 2019, Jiang Tianyong, who defended politically sensitive clients like blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng and followers of the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual group, was abducted the day he was released for completing a two-year sentence handed down for crimes against the state

  • Vietnam: Vietnamese Activists Kept Under Wraps During US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi
    February 28, 2019

    Since 26 February 2019, various HRDs have been monitored, visited and threatened by state forces in a bid to intimidate them away from taking any action during the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi

  • India: Thokchom Veewon harassed
    February 28, 2019

    On 15 February 2019, Mr. Thokchom Veewon, former president and present advisor of Manipuri Student Association, Delhi (MSAD), was arbitrarily arrested and physically assaulted, his family threatened, and his home raided

  • India: Judicial harassment against WHRD Shehla Rashid
    February 28, 2019

    On 17 February 2019, Shehla Rashid Shora is a Ph.D. student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    and was vice-president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) in 2015-16, were charged by police for posting on the issue of Kashmir on social media

  • Philippines: Red tagging of defenders in the Philppines
    February 28, 2019

    On 22 February 2019, several groups and individuals – many of whom are HRDS – were tagged as members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

  • Vietnam: Many Activists Detained, Dozens Other under House Arrest on 40th Anniversary of Chinese Invasion
    February 19, 2019

    From 15 February 2019, dozens of local activists have been detained and tens of others have been placed under house arrest ahead of the 40th anniversary of China’s invasion of the country’s six northernmost provinces (17 Feb).