On 12 Dec 2018, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists who had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 6,50,000 people to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, were arbitrarily arrested.
On April 21, a group of Hanoi-based intellectuals, including Dr. Nguyen Quang A, retired police Colonel Nguyen Dang Quang and veteran writer Nguyen Binh Nguyen, were stopped by thugs and later police in a trumped-up traffic accident after they visited villagers in Dong Tam commune. On the next day, many activists in Hanoi were placed under house arrest as local authorities sent plainclothes agents and militia to their private residences in a bid to prevent them from going to Dong Tam to mark the first anniversary of the end of Dong Tam hostage crisis.
On 13 April 2018, Kovan, Folk singer and social activist was arrested by the Tiruchi City Police on charges of promoting enmity between groups through a song.
On 17 April 2018, a political party formed by the leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong had its application to register as a company was rejected.
Philippines: Australian nun, 71, faces deportation from the Philippines for ‘illegal political activities’
April 18, 2018
On 16 April 2018, Sister Fo, the superior of the Notre Dame de Sion in the Philippines, a congregation of Catholic nuns, who has been advocating for the rights of the poor in the philippines, has been threatened for deportation for engaging in ‘illegal political activities’.
India: YSRCP activists arrestedin highway blockade
April 12, 2018
On 10 April 2018, YSR Congress Party leaders and activists were arrested during their highway blockade protest in Kurnool district for demanding Special Category Status (SCS) and expressing solidarity with the party MPs staging fast in Delhi.
China: Wife of Chinese rights lawyer under house arrest
April 12, 2018
On 11 April 2018, wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer who had nearly completed a 100-kilometre (60-mile) march to highlight her husband’s plight said she had been placed under house arrest on Wednesday. A friend who visited were beaten.
On 8 March 2018, Cui Haoxin, a member of the Hui Muslim ethnic group known by his pen-name An Ran and a prominent poet writing on the issues Muslim groups face, was detained, searched, and questioned by Jiangxi state security police.
On 6 February 2018, the police accused 14 villagers in Phayao of violating the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order 3/ 2015, the junta’s ban on public gatherings of five people or more.
On 5 April 2015, a protester was arrested outside the Parliament complex today while urging Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to deliver his promise to provide housing for residents of the Jinjang Utara longhouses Zone A, B, C, and D.