On July 5 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 10 July 2018, 16 ethnic Karenni youth activists were sued for organizing a protest against plans to erect a statue of late independence hero General Aung San in the Karenni State capital, Loikaw.
On 6 June 2018, Professor Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dawade, and Mahesh Raut, human rights defenders were arbitrarily arrested and detained.
On 29 May 2018, Charanjit Singh, known for his exceptional work in minority rights in Pakistan, was gunned down.
On 17 May 2018, Ariel Maquiran, an active member of the Bayan Muna (People First) partylist in the region, was shot and killed.
On 12 April 2018, Jose Benemerito Jr, secretary general of the Kahugpungan sa mga Mag-uuma sa Bukidnon (KASAMA Bukidnon)-Kliusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas was held by three military men at the Musuan bridge in Maramag, Bukidnon.
On 25 April 2018, a representative of the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) said that local police told them not to go ahead with releasing the report, “The Nightmare Returns: Karen hopes for peace and stability dashed”. This was to be released at the Seven Fountains Centre on Chiang Mai province’s Huey Kaew Road, accompanied by an exhibition and panel discussion.
Thailand: Two gunmen in attack on Hmong leader
April 26, 2018
On 24 April 2018, Thaweesak Yodmaneebanphot, land rights activist, and his family were ambushed on a forested section of the Ban Rom Fa Thong-Ban Pha Tang Road in tambon Por of Wiang Kaen district about 5pm on Tuesday.
On 24 April 2018, as many as 300 indigenous Filipinos were blocked by 40 policemen from marching towards the gates of the summer courthouse of the Supreme Court as they called on the Court to dismiss a quo warranto petition filed to oust Chief Justice-on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno.
On April 22 2018, a member of a Pakistani leftist youth organization went missing in Karachi after demonstrating in support of an ethnic rights movement that has worried the country’s security establishment. 8 others have disappeared since this time.