On 13 February 2018, a student activist (name withheld due to privacy concerns) from the Liberal Assembly of Chiang Mai University for Democracy (LACMUD) revealed that the police had summoned him after learning that the group plans to hold a pro-election protest on 14 February in front of the university.
Thailand: Thirty-five Thai activists face police after junta protest
February 13, 2018
On 8 Feburary 2018, a group of Thai activists that staged a demonstration in Bangkok last month to protest thedelay to a general election, face police on charges brought against them, including charges of illegal assembly.
On 8 Febuary 2018, Geshe Tsewang Namgyal, a particpant in the Freedom Protest held in 2012, was reported to be disabled after being released from his prison sentence on Jan 24 2018.
On 6 February 2018, A news conference by the Democracy Restoration Group was called off following a police warning not to hold the event or risk violating a junta ban on public gatherings.
Vietnam: Activist jailed for for livestreaming pollution march
February 7, 2018
On Febuary 6 2018, blogger and environmental activist, Hoàng Duc Bình, was jailed for 14 years for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s spill of toxins into the ocean.
On 27 January 2017, two people were killed in police firing during a demonstration to protest the reported inclusion of the district as part of Greater Nagaland.
India: JNUSU V-P alleges assault by police constable
February 5, 2018
On 22 January 2018, The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) alleged on Monday that a woman constable assaulted its vice-president Simone Zoya Khan after detaining her from a protest venue.
Thailand: 8 charged with defying regime ban
February 3, 2018
On 31 January 2018, Authorities have charged eight activists of a civil rights group with violating the military government’s ban on public gatherings, after they launched a cross-country march on Jan 20 in a display of public discontentment.
On 17 January 2018, activist Joshua Wong was jailed for three months Wednesday for obstructing clearance of a major encampment during mass pro-democracy protests in 2014, the second time he has been imprisoned over the rallies.
Indonesia: Court convicted environmental human rights defender
February 3, 2018
On 24 January 2018, District Court of Banyuwangi, East Java convicted Heri Budiawan, also known as Budi Pego, for spreading communism.