Right to health
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.
On 24 May 2018, Huang Wenxun, rights activist was released after serving a jail sentence handed down by a court in Chibi city in the central province of Hubei, suffering from memory loss.
On 11 May 2018, Xu Lin, a Chinese musician arrested on public order charges for singing about late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, has been sent to hospital, sparking concerns that he may have been tortured or mistreated while in a police detention center.
On 23 April 2018, it was revealed that Dao Quang Thuc, Retired teacher who was arrested on October 5 last year on allegation of subversion, has been tortured and inhumanely treated in pre-trial detention, the family informed Defend the Defenders.
Vietnam: Nguyen Van Tuc, former prisoner of conscience, suffering health problems in detention
March 19, 2018
On March 14, it was reported that Nguyen Van Tuc, former prisoner of conscience and key member of the unregistered Brotherhood for Democracy, is suffering several serious diseases such as heart disease, hemorrhoid, chronic keratitis due to the poor conditions in pre-trial detention. He has also been denied access to his lawyer and has been apointed a new one.
On Februrary 28, the wife of Vietnamese pastor and democracy advocate held in custody since last July, reported her husband to be in failing health in jail, with injuries suffered in a beating last year still not fully healed.