Self-determination

  • Myanmar: Karenni Youth Activists Sued Over Aung San Statue Protest
    July 12, 2018

    On 10 July 2018, 16 ethnic Karenni youth activists were sued for organizing a protest against plans to erect a statue of late independence hero General Aung San in the Karenni State capital, Loikaw.

  • India: YSRCP activists arrestedin highway blockade
    April 12, 2018

    On 10 April 2018, YSR Congress Party leaders and activists were arrested during their highway blockade protest in Kurnool district for demanding Special Category Status (SCS) and expressing solidarity with the party MPs staging fast in Delhi.

  • China: Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow banned from vote
    February 3, 2018

    On 27 January 2017, Agnes Chow, 21, a former leader of the mass Umbrella Movement protests of 2014,was banned from standing as lawmaker in upcoming elections

  • China: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police before Xi visit
    June 29, 2017

    On 28 June 2017, Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong and other activists were detained by police after an anti-China protest before a visit by President Xi Jinping.

  • China: Tibetan woman drowns in protest against land grab in Palyul
    June 27, 2017

    A Tibetan woman, named Yudron, living in Sichuan’s Palyul county threw herself into a river and drowned last week to protest Chinese authorities’ demolition of Tibetan houses and an historic cemetery near her home

  • China: Tibetan cuts own throat in Lhasa freedom protest
    June 27, 2017

    On 23 June 2017, a Tibetan man called out for freedom for Tibet before cutting his own throat in a solo protest outside Lhasa’s famous Jokhang temple.

  • China: Teenaged Tibetan self-immolator’s parents again detained
    May 19, 2017

    Soepa and Drolma Tso, the father and mother of 16-year-old student Chagdor Kyab who self-immolated on May 2, had initially been detained and questioned together with their daughter following Kyab’s protest challenging China’s rule in Tibetan areas.

    No information was immediately available concerning the date of Kyab’s parents’ second detention or where they are now being held.

  • China: Tibetan self-immolator released after serving five-year term
    May 12, 2017

    Lobsang Gyatso, 24, a young monk who set himself on fire five years ago in Sichuan in a protest challenging Chinese rule in Tibetan areas, was released from prison on 10 May 2017 after serving his full term

  • Myanmar: Myanmar human rights activist denied bail for second time
    March 21, 2017

    On 25 July 2016, Sittwe police arrested Khaing Myo Htun, 34, in Baukthisu Ward, Sittwe Township, Rakhine State. Khaing Myo Htun is the deputy information officer for the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP)—the political wing of the Arakan Liberation Army, which signed a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar authorities in 2012.

    On 27 February 2017, the activist was denied bail for the second time

  • China: Nomad Mother Calls Out For Tibetan Freedom is Detained
    August 21, 2015

    On 15 August 2015, Woekar Kyi, 23, a Tibetan mother of a four-year-old son was detained by Police in southwestern China’ s Sichuan province for staging a solitary protest in her township calling out for Tibetan freedom and the return of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.