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.
Myanmar: Rakhine human rights activist sentenced to 18 months for documenting military abuses
November 2, 2017
On 12 October 2017. Mr. Khaing Myo Htun , human rights activist, was sentenced to 18 months in Myanmar.
Singapore: Activist arrested by Police outside of Parliament House after standing alone with artpiece
November 2, 2017
On 1 October 2017, Artist/Activist, Seelan Palay was arrested for performing individual performance on 32 years detention without trial of political opposition.
China: Guangdong Police Swoop on Chat Group Moderator, Activist Who Scaled ‘Great Firewall’
November 1, 2017
On 5 October 2017, A man who ran a number of social media chat groups has been detained by authorities in the southern province of Guangdong, China.
Cambodia: Two journalists charged with incitement
October 31, 2017
On 5 October 2017, two journalists was charged by Cambodian state prosecutor for their election-related news coverage in the eastern Rattanakiri Province, and accused them of “inciting violence” while reporting.
On 9 October 2017, The police charged Sulak Sivaraksa for royal defamation for making a critique on King Naresuan, who ruled the Ayutthaya Kingdom 400 years ago.
On 18 October 2017. Tran Thi Xuan, female activist, was arrested in Vietnam.
On 25 October 2017. Mr. Phan Kim Khanh, advocate and blogger, was sentenced 6 years prison term, in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam.
On 18 August 2017, an official lawyer’s organization in central Vietnam’s Phu Yen province has threatened to “discipline” an attorney known for representing defendants in political cases after he suggested that most members of his profession use bribery to influence trials.
China: Poet held in Southern China over planned poetry anthology remembering Liu Xiaobo
August 23, 2017
On 18 August 2017, authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have criminally detained a poet after he compiled an anthology to commemorate late Nobel peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died last month of liver cancer in police custody.