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Vietnam: Anti-corruption Activist arrested
May 1, 2019
On 9 March 2019, Tran Dinh Sang, anti-corruption activist was arrested.
Bangladesh: News website reporting allegations of prime minister’s involvement in disappearces censored
May 1, 2019
On 21 March 2019, TheJoban, a Bangladeshi news website was blocked after reporting allegations that the prime minister’s security adviser was involved in the disappearance of three men.
China: Chinese Supreme Court Judge Under Criminal Investigation After Whistleblowing
February 28, 2019
On 25 February 2019, it was reported thatWang Linqing, who in December helped blow the whistle on judicial misconduct at the highest level, is now under criminal investigation for “leaking state secrets”.
On 2 February 2019, two Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators, were physically assaulted while conducting an investigation
Nepal: Journalist arrested for online news story
October 4, 2018
On 12 September 2018, Raju Basnet, journalist, was arrested on the charge of publishing a news report on Khojtalas.com, the online portal of Khojtalas Weekly.The report exposed an attempt to transfer the ownership of land owned by Harisiddhi Brick Industries in Lalitpur to some private individuals, allegedly with the involvement of Maoist lawmaker Pampha Bhusal and some other leaders of the party.
Bangladesh: Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam detained after post about Dhaka protests
August 6, 2018
On 5 August 2018, Shahidul Alam, a photographer, commentator, and the founder of the Bangladeshi multimedia organization Drik and Pathshala Media Institute, was detained after he posted a video to Facebook about protests in the city.
Nepal: FNJ condemns police assault on journalists
August 1, 2018
On 21 July 2018, 5 journalists were physically assaulted by police as they were covering a protest.
On 7 June 2018, Suresh Oraon, RTI activist, died after being shot at by masked assialants.
India: An Indian journalist exposed a huge breach in a government database. Now she’s facing a police complaint.
June 12, 2018
On 8 January 2018, Rachna Khair, journalist has recieved a complaint from police for exposing a possible security breach in the country’s vast biometric database that contains the personal details of more than 1 billion citizens
Vietnam: Dissident Questioned Over Banned Books
May 24, 2018
On 23 May 2019, Nguyen Xuan Nghia, dissident writer and former political prisoner, was brought in for questioning after a young man brought three copies of a politically sensitive book to his home, asking the man to “explain” them to him.