On 5 April 2019, Nuttaa Mahuttana and Sirote Klampaiboon, pro-democracy defenders were charged for allegedly libeling the agency.
On 23 April 2019, several dissidents were placed under police guard and stepped up city-wide security ahead of a high-profile conference showcasing President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” global infrastructure plan.
On 6 April 2016, Shahzeb Jillani, an investigative reporter who has worked for the BBC and Deutsche Welle, and works regularly for the Urdu-language TV channel Dunya News, was accused of violating four articles in the 2016 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and two criminal code provisions.
On 18 April 2019,Human Rights Monitoring Forum (HRMF), had their office visited by police, who intimidated and threatened their staff.
On 29 April 2019, Jolovan Wham, pro-democracy activist, was fined for questioning the independence of the judiciary on Facebook, the latest case to highlight what critics say is the country’s heavy-handed approach towards dissent.
India: Arbitrary and Unlawful detention of human rights defenders Prof. Haragopal, N. Venugopal Rao, Prof. Katyayini Vidmahe and otherteachers in Hyderabad, Telangana.
May 1, 2019
On 13 May 2019, Prof. Haragopal, N. Venugopal Rao, Prof. Katyayini Vidmahe and otherteachers in Hyderabad, Telangana, academics and HRDs, had their meeting interrupted by police. Some of the academics and teachers were also arbitrarily detained during the police visit.
On 19 April 2019, nine Tibetan villagers were sentenced to long prison terms for creating an informal organization urging authorities to return community land taken by authorities but then left unused since 2011
On 16 April 2019, Gay rights activist Numan Afifi has been called up by the police over a speech made at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva in March.
On 1 April 2019, Nay Myo Zin, a staunch activist who has stood up for farmers and others who have faced injustices, had a criminal case filed against him. His bail was refused.
On 2 April 2019, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, who is the founder of Myanmar’s Human Rights, Human Dignity International Film Festival, has been charged under Article 505(a) of Myanmar’s Penal Code and Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Act for writing Facebook posts critical of the armed forces, and denied bail.