On 6 August 2018, Huynh Duc Thanh Binh, young activist was charged with “Activities against the people’s government” under Article 109 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code, his mother told Defend the Defenders.
Pakistan: Activist held by police during protest
August 10, 2018
On 10 August 2018, Shehzada Kausar Gillani, activist was held by police during a protest.
On 9 August 2018, Huynh Thuc Vy, a co-founder of the advocacy group Vietnamese Women for Human Rights, was seized by police in Dak Lak province’s Buon Ho town
Bangladesh: Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam detained after post about Dhaka protests
August 6, 2018
On 5 August 2018, Shahidul Alam, a photographer, commentator, and the founder of the Bangladeshi multimedia organization Drik and Pathshala Media Institute, was detained after he posted a video to Facebook about protests in the city.
Thailand: Rights Activist Detained in Deep South
August 3, 2018
On 1 Aug 2018, Burhan Buraheng of the human rights group Jaringan Mangsa Dari Undang-Undang Darurat (JASAD) was arrested under martial law provisions, and have been held in a military camp without access to a lawyer or effective safeguards against mistreatment.
On 31 July 2018, several protesters were hurt and many were charged for holding a demonstration against an acute shortage of irrigation water.
On 30 July 2018, protesters holding a peaceful demonstrations were violently disperesed by police and detained by police
India: Mr. Stan Swamy & 20 other W/HRDs are being falsely implicated under charges of sedition by the Jharkhand police at Khunti Police Station
July 31, 2018
On 29 July 2018, Mr. Stan Swamy & 20 other W/HRDs were falsely implicated under charges of sedition by the Jharkhand police at Khunti Police Station
On 21 July 2018, Le My Hanh, pro-democracy campaigner and WHRD,was expelled from he city without taking her items with exception of a old cell phone.
On 30 July 2018, around 20 protesters who participated in a demonstration against their arbitrary dismisal from a company, was detained.