China: Tibetan Youth Self-Immolates Over China’s Tibet Policies
December 12, 2018
On 8 December 2018, Drugkho, a Tibetan youth who set himself on fire while chanting Long “Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama! Free Tibet!” as a protest has gone missing. Immediately after his protest took place there was an immediate lockdown in the area, with internet communications blocked. He has not been heard from since.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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