Vietnam: Rights Activist Huynh Thuc Vy Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison, Yet to Have to Be Jailed
December 3, 2018
On 30 November 2018, Huynh Thuc Vy, WHRD and founder of the unsanctioned organization Vietnam Women for Human Right, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on charge of “Affronting the national flag or national emblem” under Article 276 of the country’s 1999 Penal Code.
Vietnam: At Least 10 Vietnamese Arrested Amid Forced Evictions in Land Grabs in Danang
November 30, 2018
On 9 November 2018 at least 10 protesters who opposed being forcibly evicted from their homes in the latest development in a long-running land grab case in Con Dau parish, were arrested
Vietnam: Vietnam’s Police Propose to Prosecute HRD Huynh Thuc Vy on Allegation of “Disrespecting National Flag”
October 23, 2018
On 16 October 2018, Huynh Thuc Vy, HRD, will likely be charged for Allegations of “Disrespecting National Flag.”
On 10 October 2018, three journalists from Eleven Media Group who criticised the Yangon government for wasting public money due to mismanagement in an article, were arrested.
Indonesia: Rights groups say police stifled talks in Bali
October 12, 2018
On 11 October 2018, Members of advocacy groups for women, farmers and workers said their gathering of about 500 at a hotel in the city of Denpasar, was twice shut down by police.
On 5 October 2018, Ho Dinh Cuong and Ngo Van Dung members of the organisation Hi?n Pháp – an organisation striving to educate people abouthuman rights as well as political and civil rights by disseminating Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution among citizens – were charged with “disruption of security” and are facing severe imprisonment if are convicted.
On 5 October 2018, Luu Van Vinh, Nguyen Van Duc Do, Nguyen Quoc Hoan, Phan Trung and Tu Cong Nghia , pro-democracy campaigners were charged on on subversion allegation, sentencing them to a total 57 years in prison and 15 years of probation.
Vietnam: Crackdown Continues with Incommunicado Detention of Eight Activists, Convictions of Two More Facebookers
October 4, 2018
On 4 September 2018, nine members of the unregistered Hi?n Pháp (Constitution), was arrested by Vietnam’s security forces in a bid to prevent spontanous demonstrations amid increasing social disatisfaction.
Myanmar: Former Columnist Jailed For Social Media Criticism of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi
October 3, 2018
On 17 September 2018, Ngar Min Swe, a well-known critic of the country’s de facto leader, wwas sentenced to seven years in jail and must pay a 100,000-kyat after he was charged under Section 124A of the Penal Code for Facebook posts that took aim at Aung San Suu Kyi.
Thailand: Thai junta charges 4 with sedition over T-shirts
October 3, 2018
BANGKOK: Thailand’s military has charged four people with sedition after seizing T-shirts allegedly promoting republicanism, a legal aid group said Friday, the latest crackdown on political activism as the kingdom more…