Malaysia: intimidation against Orang Asli leaders, BMF says over Sarawak palm oil plantation
February 19, 2019
On 14 February 2019, Penan leader Ukau Lupong, indigenous leader, was threatened for arrest by Special Branch officers during a meeting between community leaders and local government officials
Philippines: 2 Lumad leaders arrested, not missing
January 31, 2019
On 28 January 2018, Datu Jomorito Goaynon, chairperson of Kalumbay Regional Lumad organization, and Ireneo Udarbe, chairperson of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) in Northern Mindanao, were arrested by police officers on trumped up charges
Vietnam: Forced Eviction in Catholic Community of Loc Hung Leaves Hundreds of Families Homeless and Destitute, Including Many Political Activists
January 15, 2019
On 8 January 2019, Hundreds of residents, many of them political activists, were evicted from their land finding themselves homeless, with neither compensation for the lost land nor the benefit of a resettlement program.
Cambodia: NGO workers and community members received summonses to appear at Preah Vihear Provincial Court
November 14, 2018
Since 5 November 2018 a range of environmental land rights defenders have been summoned by police for unsubstantiated charges
On 4 October 2018, 2 members of Gerry Basahon and Carmelita Dorado, both members of the Misamis Oriental Farmers Association (MOFA) who were accused as New People’s Army (NPA), were arrested under trumped up charges.
On 31 July 2018, several protesters were hurt and many were charged for holding a demonstration against an acute shortage of irrigation water.
On July 4 2018, 13 activists were arrested while attending a seminar on farmers and Lumad issues at the Mother Francisca and Spirituality Center, Radasa St., Ladao, General Santos City.
On 18 June 2018, M. Valarmathi, student-activist was held for ‘instigation.’
On 18 June 2018, Piyush Manush, an environmental activist based in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district, was arrested for allegedly “instigating enmity between groups.”
On 17 May 2018, Ariel Maquiran, an active member of the Bayan Muna (People First) partylist in the region, was shot and killed.