Right to access and communicate with international bodies
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.
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.
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 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
Thailand: Rights Activist Detained in Deep South
August 3, 2018
On 1 August 2018, Burhan Buraheng of the human rights group Jaringan Mangsa Dari Undang-Undang Darurat (JASAD) was arrested under martial law provisions, and have been held in a military camp without access to a lawyer or effective safeguards against mistreatment.
On 31 July 2018, it was reported that Dong Yaoqiong, who was ent for “compulsory treatment” after she streamed live video of herself splashing ink on a poster of Chinese president Xi Jinping in a protest at “authoritarian tyranny” on July 4, was prevented from talking to her lawyer to represent her.
Vietnam: Vietnam Activists Harassed after Meeting with Foreign Diplomats, Second Harassment within Week
November 22, 2017
On 21 November 2017. Activists Harassed after Meeting with Foreign Diplomats, Second Harassment within Week in Hanoi, Vietnam.
On 16 November 2017. Vietnamese Activists were detained after meeting with EU Delegation, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
China: China is keeping Liu Xia, widow of human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, from talking to the world
August 4, 2017
One month since Liu Xiaobo passed away, his wife, Liu Xia’s whereabouts was kept secret by Chinese officials. Officials claimed that Liu Xia is “free.” Which is hardly reassuring.
Sri Lanka: Human Rights Organizations call on Sri Lanka to ensure safety of two HRDs: Nimalka Fernando and Sunanda Deshapriva
April 18, 2017
Since the adoption of the resolution on 23rd March, Ms. Nimalka Fernando and Mr. Sunanda Deshapriya have been subject to smear campaigns online, which would pose them to a risk for attack, intimidation and harassment.