Intimidation and threats
On 13 February 2018, a student activist (name withheld due to privacy concerns) from the Liberal Assembly of Chiang Mai University for Democracy (LACMUD) revealed that the police had summoned him after learning that the group plans to hold a pro-election protest on 14 February in front of the university.
Malaysia: #UndiRosak activist lodges police report
February 12, 2018
On Febuary 11 2018, Maryam Lee, activist, lodged a police report over threats and sexist remarks she received on social media following her involvement at a forum on the #UndiRosak campaign.
On 6 February 2018, A news conference by the Democracy Restoration Group was called off following a police warning not to hold the event or risk violating a junta ban on public gatherings.
Thailand: Another activist faces lèse majesté charge for sharing BBC profile of Thai King
February 3, 2018
On 18 January 2018, A military officer, Lt. Sombat Tangtha, filed a lèse majesté complaint against Chanoknan ‘Cartoon’ Ruamsap for sharing a BBC article in December 2016
On 25 December 2017, Mr. Luu Van Vinh, who is in pre-trial detention on allegation of subversion, said he has been threatened by an inmate in the Chi Hoa temporary detention facility in Ho Chi Minh City.
On 31 December 2017, a prominent human rights activist in the Maldives says she has received several death threats over an alleged anti-Islamic Twitter post, that has also prompted a criminal investigation.
India: Assam human rights defender Mr Sishir Dey abused, threatened and booked for comment over Rajasthan murder
December 14, 2017
On 8 December 2017. Mr. Sishir Dey. human rights defender, abused, threatened and booked for comment over Rajasthan murder in Assam, India.
China: Chinese Activists Warned Off Protests on World AIDS Day
December 5, 2017
On 1 December 2017. Sun Ya, a long-time activist with the Beijing-based Aizhixing health rights group, was warned off for Protests on World AIDS Day.
Cambodia: Government Launches Probe Into Leading Rights Group Following Call From PM Hun Sen
November 30, 2017
On 29 November 2017, Cambodia’s government launched a probe into a leading human rights organization, days after Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to shut it down.
Vietnam: Vietnam Activists Harassed after Meeting with Foreign Diplomats, Second Harassment within Week
November 22, 2017
On 21 November 2017. Activists Harassed after Meeting with Foreign Diplomats, Second Harassment within Week in Hanoi, Vietnam.