Right to life
Vietnam: Kien Giang Farmer Who Participates in June 10 Demonstration Found Dead after Police Interrogation
August 3, 2018
On 2 August 2018,Hua Hoang Anh, a farmer in Vietnam’s southern province of Kien Giang, who participated in the mass demonstration on June 10, 2018, was found dead after being interrogated by the local police, Defend the Defenders has learned.
On 31 July 2018, one protester committed suicide and 8 others attempted self-immolation over the Maratha quota demand.
On 27 July 2018, Ajit Nayak, renowned lawyer and activist was murdered t by unknown assailants in Dandeli, a small town in Uttara Kannada.
India: RTI activist, Valmiki Yadav, killed
July 23, 2018
On 1 July 2018, Valmiki Yadav, RTI activist was beaten and then shot to death.
On 19 June 2018, Mr. Rajendra Singh, RTI activist, was murdered.
On 11 June 2018, Shahzahan Bachchu, a former president of publishers’ association Bangladesh Gyan O Srijonsheel Prokashok Samit and well known free-thinking writer, was killed.
On 10 June 2018, Muhammad Yusuf, a journalist who wrote about land disputes and was critical of il palm plantation company PT Multi Sarana Agro Mandiri (MSAM) died in police custody.
Thailand: Deputy Chairperson of Mara Patani’s “Peace Talk” with the Thai government killed
June 18, 2018
On 6 June 2018, Mr. Aduldech Jehnae, the Deputy Chairperson of Mara Patani’s
“Peace Talk” with the Thai government was shot dead.
Vietnam: Hundreds more of Vietnamese Protestors Arrested, Beaten During Nationwide Demonstrations, Crackdown Continues
June 18, 2018
On 13 June 2018, around 200 more protesters, around 200 protestors were arrested in the central province of Binh Thuan, where the peaceful demonstrations turned into violent after the local security forces used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowds.
On 14 June 2018, Shujaat Bukharie, well-known journalist who worked to bring stability and peace to the mountainous, war-afflicted region of Kashmir, was shot to death.