Vietnam: Wife of Prisoner of Conscience Truong Minh Duc Detained after Participating in Vietnam’s UPR
February 28, 2019
On 21 February 2019, Ms. Nguyen Kim Thanh, wife of prisoner of conscience Truong Minh Duc, was detained by security officers after she participated in Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva in late January.
China: Family Doubt Official Cause of Death For Chinese Petitioner Who Died in Detention
February 2, 2019
On 13 January 2019, Liu Zhen, activist, died in the custody of “interceptors” after traveling to the Chinese capital to pursue a complaint against the government.
Thailand: Former Political Prisoner, Truong Duy Nhat, Disappeared In Thailand After Seeking Refugee Status With UN
February 2, 2019
On 25 January 2019, Truong Duy Nhat, former political prisoner, disappeared; he was last seen at the office of the UN HCR – The Refugee Agency in Bangkok, Thailand.
On 11 December 2018), Nguyen Van Trang and Le Van Thuong, two members of the banned Brotherhood for Democracy were sought for “activities aiming to overthrow the people’s administration” under article 109 of the revised Vietnamese penal code
On 11 December 2018, Ath Thorn, Chea Mony, Mam Nhim, Pav Sina, Rong Chhun and Yang Sophorn, labour rights defenders were each handed two-and-a-half year suspended prison sentences by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and ordered to pay compensation of 35 million riel ($8,750) to two victims, Chea Sophany and Tim Vuthy.
On 11 December 2018 , Sut Seng Htoi, Brang Mai and Seng Hkum, HRDs who led led a demonstration against the imprisonment of three activists who were convicted earlier this month of defaming the Army after leading an antiwar protest in April, were fined
Vietnam: HCM City Police StillWant to Interrogate Wife and Daughter of Arbitrarily-detained Activist Tran Thanh Phuong
December 17, 2018
On 4 December 2018 the wife and the older daughter of democracy activist Tran Thanh Phuong, who was arbitrarily detained by the city’s police in early September this year was told that they wanted to summon them both to be questioned for interrogation about Tran Thanh Phuong
Vietnam: Jailed Vietnam Activist Punished for Not Pleading Guilty
December 12, 2018
On 7 December 2018, Nguyen Trung Ton, a member of Brotherhood for Democracy who currently serving a 12-year jail sentence, was reportedly punished by prison authorities for maintaining his innocence of charges he plotted to overthrow his country’s communist government,
On 9 November 2018, Hua Phi—head of the Cao Dai Church in Lam Dong province’s Duc Trong district and a strong advocate for freedom of religion and belief – came home to find that his property had been set on fire by police who were angered that he had escaped their surveillance in order to meet with U.S. diplomats in Saigon
India: Activist Rehana Fathima expelled from Muslim community
November 4, 2018
On 19 October 2018, Rehana, a model and activist who was part of the ‘Kiss of Love’ movement in Kochi in 2014 against alleged moral policing, had her house raided. She was then banned from the Muslim community after allegations that her activist work was anti-Muslim. A complaint has also been fined against her for hurting religious sentiments.