On 17 April 2019, several protesters demonstrating against the establishment of illegal structures were responded to with violence and harassment by police.
India: Death of one Human Rights Defender Mr. Dani Batra and injuring about 30 other protestors in Lanjigarh
April 1, 2019
On 18 March 2019, 30 protestors were injured after authorities physically attacked them for peacefully protesting infront of an aluminum refinery plant. This also resulted in the death of Mr. Dani Batra
India: 14 AMU students booked for sedition after protests on campus
February 28, 2019
On 13 February 2019, 14 students, were charged under fabricated charges of sedition for holidng a protest
India: Judicial harassment against HRDs in Tripura
February 28, 2019
On 5 February 2019, Mr. Jagadish Debbarma leader of (Indigenous National Party of Tripura) INPT, Mr. Aghore Debbarma, leader of Tipraha faction of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and Activist Mr. Anthony Debbarma of Borok People’s Human Rights Organisation (BPHRO), had suo motu cases of sedition filed against them
Myanmar: Myanmar students sentenced to hard labour over protest
February 14, 2019
On 13 February 2019, seven Myanmar students were sentenced to three months in jail with hard labour for burning portraits of officials in protest over campus safety
On 5 February 2019, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers were arrested with Gulalai, WHRD, for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club and sent to Adiala jail.
On 21 January 2019, seven members of Marxism study groups at two top universities were detained amid a nationwide crackdown on Maoist supporters of a labor movement in the southern province of Guangdong.
On 30 January 2019, at least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested on Wednesday in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests.
India: Beating of Youth Congress Workers
January 15, 2019
On 9 January 2019, several members of the the Youth Congress Workers were beaten and harassed by police as they held a peaceful protest
India: 35 Manipuri students detained by Delhi police for protesting Kishorchandra’s NSA detention
January 7, 2019
On 16 December 2018, 35 members of Manipur Students’ Association, Delhi (MSAD) and Delhi Association of Manipur Muslim Students (DAMMS) were detained while they were trying to take up a peaceful protest at Manipur Bhawan, Delhi against the slapping of National Security Act (NSA) on former ISTV staff, Kishorchandra Wangkhem.