Right to fair trial
On 29 April 2019, Jolovan Wham, pro-democracy activist, was fined for questioning the independence of the judiciary on Facebook, the latest case to highlight what critics say is the country’s heavy-handed approach towards dissent.
On 19 April 2019, nine Tibetan villagers were sentenced to long prison terms for creating an informal organization urging authorities to return community land taken by authorities but then left unused since 2011
On 4 April 2019, Lhamjab A. Borjigin, historian and HRD, stood trial on charges of “separatism” and “sabotaging national unity,”
On 1 April 2019, Nay Myo Zin, a staunch activist who has stood up for farmers and others who have faced injustices, had a criminal case filed against him. His bail was refused.
On 2 April 2019, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, who is the founder of Myanmar’s Human Rights, Human Dignity International Film Festival, has been charged under Article 505(a) of Myanmar’s Penal Code and Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Act for writing Facebook posts critical of the armed forces, and denied bail.
Vietnam: Vietnamese Activist Given Five-Year, Six-Month Prison Term for Defaming Government
February 2, 2019
On 25 January 2019, Huynh Truong Ca, Vietnamese democracy activist, was sentenced by a court in southern Vietnam’s Dong Thap province to a five-year, six-month prison term for criticizing the country’s communist government in a series of online postings.
China: Citizen Journalist Sentenced; Foreign Media Harassed
February 1, 2019
On 29 January 2018, Liu Feiyue, founder of online rights monitor msguancha.com, has been sentenced to five years in prison and asset seizure for inciting subversion,
On 14 January 2018, Huang Qi, rights activist, was put under a secret trial. His lawyer was not informed of this trial and lost his license to practice as a lawyer, and forced to sign a declaration to that effect. Various activist who protested for his released were arbitrarily detained and intimidated by state authorities
Vietnam: Activist Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh’s Denied access to meet with family and lawyer as her investigation continues
January 15, 2019
On 8 January 2018, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, was reportedly being denied access to communicating with her family and lawyer
On 4 January 2019, Nguyen Van Tuc, political rights activist, had his family placed under house arrest as an attempt to intimidate him into confessing and cooperating with state authorities.