Right to life
Pakistan: Death of professor and actvist Arman Loni
February 11, 2019
On 2 February 2019, Arman Loni, progressor and activist leader, was killed
Laos: Investigate Disappearance of 3 Thai Dissidents
February 2, 2019
On 22 January 2019, DNA samples from the bodies found in the Mekong River matched two of the missing activists, Phu Chana and Kasalong.
Philippines: NDF consultant’s death comes amid threats vs activists, rights defenders
February 1, 2019
On 30 January 2018, Nandy Malayao, National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant was shot dead inside a passenger bus in Nueva Vizcaya
Philippines: Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte
January 31, 2019
On 29 January 2019, Sergio Atay, a member of a farmers’ group affiliated with the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) was shot dead in San Roque village, Rizal town, in Zamboanga del Norte
On 23 December 2018, Bhola Sah, an RTI activist who had exposed corruption, was found murdered.
India: Journalist and HRD Amit Topno murdered
January 7, 2019
On 9 December 2018, Amit Topno, journalist and video volunteer who reported on the Pathalgadi resistance in Khunti district of Jharkhand, was found dead by locals under Ghaghra Bridge within Doranda police station limits in Ranchi.
Philippines: Suspected NPA rebels gun down SB member representing indigenous peoples
December 4, 2018
On 4 March 2018, Antonio Takinan, a town’s representative of the indigenous peoples in the Sangguniang Bayan in Magpet, was shot to death
Philippines: Duterte regime uses its all-purpose paramilitary pawns in fake terror list – Karapatan
December 4, 2018
On March 22, 2018, Garito Malibato, an environmental rights defender, was shot dead
Philippines: Lumad leader shot in Agusan del Sur
November 30, 2018
On 23 November 2018,Datu Walter España, 34, a Lumad-Manobo and barangay chairperson of the Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Agusan del Sur (Namasur)-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Caraga, was shot several times by eight armed men. His companion, identified as Rommel Romon, 22, died in the attack.
China: Tibetan Man Burns to Death in New Ngaba Protest
November 15, 2018
On 4 November 2018, Dopo, a young Tibetan activist, set himself ablaze and died in Sichuan’s Ngaba county in a protest challenging Chinese rule in Tibetan areas.