India: Harassment, attack and intimidation of Dalit rights activists and human rights defenders by registering false complaints against them in Rajasthan
April 20, 2018
On April 2 2018, 7 Dalit rights activists and HRDs were attacked by a mob under police watch. False charges were later made against them.
India: Assault on LGBTQ activists: 2 arrested
April 19, 2018
On 12 April 2018, Diya Sana, a member of the District Transgender Justice Board, and transman R. Dev, an official of the State Transgender Cell under the Social Justice Department, both prominent SOGI activists, were harrassed.
On 15 April 2018,Gujarat Jignesh Mevani, Dalit leader and Independent MLA, was stopped at the Sanganer international airport and prevented from travelling to Nagaur district.
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.
On 8 March 2018, the peaceful rally held by The Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement, was yet again censored on media platforms.
On 7 March 2018, a Tibetan man self-immolated in an apparent protest against Chinese rule and policies in the far-western region of China
Thailand: Activist Held Incommunicado in South
February 27, 2018
On February 23, Aiman, prominent ethnic Malay Muslim human rights activis, was taken by soldiers from his house in Yala province’s Muang district during a security raid, and he has since been detained incomunicado.
India: Over 100 Activists Detained for protesting about the anger over the death of activist Bhanubhai Vankar
February 19, 2018
On 17 Feburary 2018, over 100 Dalit activists were detained and blockaded as they demanded – in protest – justice for activist Bhanubhai Vankar.
India: Dalit activist attempts self immolation in Gujarat as response to land deregularisation
February 16, 2018
On 15 Feburary 2018, Bhanu Vankar, Dalit activist, attempted self immolation in front of the Collector Office in Patan, Gujarat, protesting the authorities’ failure to regularise a piece of land allotted to him.
China: Missing Tibetan Protester Found Jailed in Sog County
February 13, 2018
On 6 Feburary 2018, a Tibetan man who vanished last month after staging a solitary protest in Tibet’s capital Lhasa has been found jailed in a county in eastern Tibet.