Right to political participation
On 12 November 2017. Mai Khoi, musician and activist, was evicted from her home after protesting in Hanoi, Vietnam.
On 2 November 2017. youth pro-democracy activists, were indicted with contempt of court by the Provincial Court of Khon Kaen, Thailand.
On 19 October 2017. at least 14 rights activists were disappeared in Beijing, China.
China: Shanghai Petitioner ‘Disappears’ Amid Mass Detentions Ahead of Party Congress
October 30, 2017
On 17 October 2017. Chen Jianfang, petitioner, was disappeared in Shanghai, China.
Pakistan: MQM-P activist Dr Naushad shot dead in Hyderabad
October 27, 2017
On 25 October 2017. Dr Naushad, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) activist, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
India: Women civil rights activists arrested
October 27, 2017
On 26 October 2017. over 35 women civil rights activists from various organizations were arrested by the police in Visakhapatnam, India. The arrested activists were released later in the evening
On 27 September 2017, Nguyen Viet Dung, the founder and president of the unsanctioned Republican Party of Vietnam was charged with “conducting ant-state propaganda” under Article 88 of the country’s 1999 Penal Code.
China: Poet held in Southern China over planned poetry anthology remembering Liu Xiaobo
August 23, 2017
On 18 August 2017, authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have criminally detained a poet after he compiled an anthology to commemorate late Nobel peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died last month of liver cancer in police custody.
On 17 August 2017, three prominent young leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement were sentenced to six to eight months in prison, a severe setback for the semiautonomous Chinese city in its struggle for greater political freedom under Communist Party rule.
Update: On 24 October 2017, two prominent young pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were granted bail by the Hong Kong’s Highest Court.
Vietnam: Fifth member of Online Democracy Group arrested
August 7, 2017
On 4 August 2017, authorities in central Vietnam’s Quang Binh province arrested a member of an online democracy advocacy group, bringing to five the number of group members taken into custody during the last week.