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
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.
On 5 July 2018, Toriqul, a joint convenor of the quota reform platform Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad unit at Rajshahi University (RU), was denied access to medical services to treat his injuries.