Right to life
On 5 April 2018, an indigenous Karen man from Ler Mu Plaw village in Karen State’s Papun district was shot dead by the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw).
India: Journalist and HRD killed
March 27, 2018
On 20 March 2018, Sandeep Sharma, a journalist who had been investigating the illegal trade in sand for a television channel, was killed by a suspected state actor that ran her over with a truck.
Philippines: Peasant leader killed in Compostela Valley
March 22, 2018
On 20 March 2018, Agudo Quillo, the chairperson of Hugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Pantukan (HUMAPAN), a municipal-wide peasant organization, and outspoken activist against opposition to the large-scale mining operation of St. Augustine Mining Limited and Kingking Pantukan Mining that threatened farmer and indgenous land, was killed.
India: Meghalaya RTI activist murdered
March 21, 2018
On 20 March 2018, A Meghalaya youth leader and Right to Information activist was allegedly murdered in a coal belt in the hill State’s East Jaintia Hills district.
On 7 March 2018, a Tibetan man self-immolated in an apparent protest against Chinese rule and policies in the far-western region of China
On 2 March 2018, Ricardo Mayumi, group leader of Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM), was fatally shot in his home in Kiangan by, according to KARAPATAN’s claims, military forces.
India: YC activist hacked to death
February 28, 2018
On Februrary 12 2018, A Youth Congress worker was hacked to death at Edayannur by a four-member gang apparently as a sequel to the recent clashes between workers of the CPI(M) and the Congress.
On 1 August 2017, unidentified miscreants gunned down Lafiqul Islam Ahmed, the president of All Bodoland Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU) and an active leader who took up issues related to the minorities and their persecution.
Philippines: 11 Land-Indigenous HRDs extrajudicial killed in the early months of the year 2017
June 19, 2017
In the Philippines, more than 11 HRDs working on land and indigenous rights were the victims of extra-judicial killing during the early 3 months of the year 2017.
Maldives: Yameen Rasheed stabbed to death
April 25, 2017
On 23 April 2017, at 3.00 AM, Mr. Yameen Rasheed, a social media activist, was found at the bottom of stairs, next to the elevator in his apartment in Male with 16 stab wounds to his chin, neck and chest. He was taken to the hospital at around 3.15 AM and pronounced dead in the hospital at around 3.50 AM. Prior to the incident, he was receiving numerous death threats.