Right to liberty and security
India: Intimidation, harassment, illegal and arbitrary detention of farmer leaders, elected representatives, environment activists and farmers and denial of their right to participate in the public hearing by Surat Police in Gujarat
May 18, 2018
On May 14, 2018, several land and environmental rights defender were harrassed and arbitrarily detained by Surat City Police personnel as they held a consultation for the highly Bullet Train project to be built in India.
On 10 May 2018, Sasinutta Shinthanawanitch, protester, was led by police away from the Saturday rally at Thammasat University to Chanasongkram Police Station for interrogation. They later sent her to Somdet Chaophraya Hospital, a state-run psychiatric hospital in Bangkok, where she was held four days and injected against her will with sedatives.
On 12 May 2018, Ven Eth, environmental defender and former CNRP member, was shot at while he was in his home.
On May 8 2018, Catholic nuns protesting the building of a house on disputed land in Hanoi were attacked and beaten by guards hired by the construction firm, with at least one nun left unconscious in the assault
On 9 April 2018, Mr. Biplab Mondal, Photo Journalist Times of India; Mr. Bhaskar Mukherjee, Journalist with a Bengali daily Bartaman; and Mr. Manas Chatterjee, Journalist, ETV Bangla, were physically attacked by supporters of political parties.
On 12 April 2018, Jose Benemerito Jr, secretary general of the Kahugpungan sa mga Mag-uuma sa Bukidnon (KASAMA Bukidnon)-Kliusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas was held by three military men at the Musuan bridge in Maramag, Bukidnon.
On April 17 2018, Patricia Mukhim is a well-known journalist from Shillong, Meghalaya writing on illegal mining, was visited by masked men hurled petrol bombs through the bedroom window of Patricia Mukhim’s residence, while she was at her residence.
On 16 April 2018, Ekachai Hongkangwan and Chokchai Paiboonratchata, pro-democracy activists, were apprehended by police without an arrest warrant, with one alleging physical abuse, as they planned to “bless” Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who opened his residence yesterday to receive well-wishers for the Songkran Festival
Philippines: Flyers naming Ifugao activists ‘terrorists’ litter capital town’s streets
April 23, 2018
On April 21 2018, various activists were vilified and made targets by flyers that labelled activist groups in Ifugao province as creations of the “terrorist communist rebels”, which were scattered around the streets of the capital town, Lagawe.
On 19 April 2018, raided the residence of Ms. Maryam Hasan, editor of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), an independent watchdog, which recently published its annual report on human rights in Pakistan, which painted a bleak image of the situation in the country.