Vietnam: Hundreds more of Vietnamese Protestors Arrested, Beaten During Nationwide Demonstrations, Crackdown Continues
June 18, 2018
On 13 June 2018, around 200 more protesters, around 200 protestors were arrested in the central province of Binh Thuan, where the peaceful demonstrations turned into violent after the local security forces used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowds.
Vietnam: Over 100 People Arrested, Tortured in HCM City on Sunday amid Efforts to Halt Public Protest
June 18, 2018
On 17 June 2018, over 100 protesters detained and arrested to deter them from holding public demonstrations which aim to protest the bill on Special Economic Zones and the approval of the law on Cyber Security. Many of protesters taken to custody reported having been beaten and tortured.
On 9 June 2018, 37 protesters, were arrested and detained.
Vietnam: Many Vietnamese Protestors Say They Were Beaten in Custody, Numerous Others Still Held in Police Stations
June 13, 2018
On 10 June 2018, authourities cracked down against peaceful demonstrations who were protesting the two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security.
On 9 June 2018, organizers of a demonstration held in Myitkyina on Saturday to mark the seventh anniversary of the resumption of military clashes in Kachin State, recieved warning from police that authourities will file a legal complaint against them for their protest.
On 12 June 2018, Francis Couichie, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) member, was arrested while staging a protest action during Duterte’s speech at Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite.
On 11 June 2018, Edward Leung, one of the leaders of a movement advocating for Hong Kong’s independence from China, was handed down a jail sentence for 6 years
Vietnam: Three Hanoi-based Activists Held in Police Station for Hours, One Beaten After Holding Peaceful Mini-demonstration
June 4, 2018
On 2 June 2018, Truong Van Dung, Phung The Dung, Trinh Ba Phuong, Luu Phuong and Le Hung, a group of Hanoi based activist, were halted from enanging in a mini protest. Three of the protesters were detained and one reported having suffered physical assault.
On 29 May 2018, 47 more individuals who participated in a pro-election rally on 22 May 2018, wre summoned to be charged or exercising their freedom of peaceful assembly to call for elections and democracy.
Thailand: Arrest and charging of pro-democracy activists calling for elections and democracy
June 3, 2018
On 22 May 2018,15 pro-democracy activists were charged by police with sedition, violating the junta’s ban on political gathering of five persons under the Head of the NCPO Order and the Road Traffic Act, for holding a pro-election demonstration.