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.
On 4 January 2018, A Tibetan language activist has been put on trial for separatism in proceedings.
On 1 August 2017, unidentified miscreants gunned down Lafiqul Islam Ahmed, the president of All Bodoland Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU) and an active leader who took up issues related to the minorities and their persecution.
A Tibetan woman, named Yudron, living in Sichuan’s Palyul county threw herself into a river and drowned last week to protest Chinese authorities’ demolition of Tibetan houses and an historic cemetery near her home
On 23 June 2017, a Tibetan man called out for freedom for Tibet before cutting his own throat in a solo protest outside Lhasa’s famous Jokhang temple.
China: Ethnic Mongolian activist lodges formal complaint over ‘Tiger Bench’ torture, interrogation
June 23, 2017
On 10 May 2017, Yangjindolma, an ethnic Mongolian woman from China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia, was tortured and held in manacles for 15 days detention by Chinese police.
On 13 June 2017, human rights defender, Siti Kasim, was informed that she would be charged for “obstructing a public servant” during a raid which was carried out by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) in Kuala Lumpur on 3 April 2016 on an event hosted by transgender women.
On June 17, 2017, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe threatened Lakshan Dias to “take necessary steps to remove him from the legal profession” unless Dias apologized for remarks on a television program three days earlier about attacks on the Christian community.
Philippines: 11 Land-Indigenous HRDs extrajudicial killed in the early months of the year 2017
June 19, 2017
In the Philippines, more than 11 HRDs working on land and indigenous rights were the victims of extra-judicial killing during the early 3 months of the year 2017.