Right to health
Laos: Two Lao Protest Villagers Seriously Ill in Jail
February 14, 2019
On 1 February 2019, Souvanh and Nay, land rights defenders who were jailed in 2017 for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company, has been reported to be seriously due to poor conditions in the prison
On 7 January 2019, the brother of Hoang Duc Binh, jailed Vietnamese activist, reported the activist to be suffering from back pain, rashes from poor hygiene and failing eyesight from being in a dark cell in a prison in Quang Nam province
Nepal: 17 protesters arrested
February 1, 2019
On 29 January 2019, 50 members of congress were detained for staging a protest in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence to express solidarity with Dr KC. On 30 January 2019 at least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests.
Vietnam: Prisoner of Conscience Hoang Duc Binh Suffers from Many Diseases Due to Severe Prison Condition
January 15, 2019
On 5 January 2019, Hoang Duc Binh, labour rights activist and environmentalist, has reported to be suffering from health issues due to the poor conditions in prison
Maldives: Velezinee hospitalised and released from police custody
November 30, 2018
On 13 November 2018, Aishath Velezinee, a well known WHRD, was briefly arrested for “mocking Islam.”
Vietnam: Family of Vietnamese Democracy Advocate Suspects Poisoning by Prison Staff
November 27, 2018
On 20 November 2018, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, who has been serving a 16-year sentence under Article 79 of the country’s penal code for writing online articles criticizing the Vietnamese government, became ill after drinking water provided to him in prison
Thailand: Migrant activist fears for his life in Thai detention
November 5, 2018
Since 19 October 2018, Ko Ye Min, who is a senior member of the Aid Alliance Committee, has been subject to torture by other inmates at Bangkok’s Immigration Detention Centre.
On 1 October 2018, Wang Jinfeng, a vaccine campaigner, was detained.
Nepal: Free Madhes activist dies in police custody
October 4, 2018
On 1 September 2018, Ram Manohar Yadav, a Free Madhes activist arrested in Gulariya, Bardiya 12 days ago for showing black flags to Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav, died in police custody.
On 7 September 2018, Huang Qi, founder of the Tianwang rights website and active HRD, have been subject to physical violence and deprivation under custody as a way of forcing him to admit his crimes.