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.
On 13 May 2018, Carlos Matas, local radio broadcaster, volunteer reporter and provincial coordinator for Cassava Farmers Association in Zamboanga del Sur, was killed in a shooting incident in Labangan, Zamboanga.
Vietnam: Provincial Police Level Phony Charges Against Vietnamese Catholics Attacked by Thugs
May 18, 2018
On May 3 2018, four parishoners who submitted a complaint against provincial police about an incident in Dec 2017 –wherein the police allegedly ordered thugs to beat up parishoners – were called for questioning about their alleged involvement in the Dec. 17 incident.
On 2 May 2018, three leaders of the People’s Movement for Just Society (P-Move) land rights advocacy group, was detained and held over night for their participation in a recent protest.