On 23 April 2019, several dissidents were placed under police guard and stepped up city-wide security ahead of a high-profile conference showcasing President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” global infrastructure plan.
China: Dissidents, Petitioners Under House Arrest, Silenced For Xi Jinping’s Chongqing Trip
May 1, 2019
On 15 April 2019, several dissidents, Petitioners were placed Under House Arrest in order to silence them For Xi Jinping’s Chongqing Trip
On 9 April 2019, Wei Zhili, labour activist, was reportedly watched and closely surveilled as he met his wife who visited him in the detention centre where he is being held. This harassment has been on-going.
On 1 April 2019, Xinna, ethnic Mongolian activist and WHRD, was harassed by plainclothes police.
On 25 March 2019, the family and relatives of former prisoner of conscience Mrs. Pham Thanh Nghien has been harassed and besieged by police in Hai Phong City when she and her husban former political prisoner Huynh Anh Tu and their daughter visited her home city in Dong Hai 1 ward, Hai An district.
Philippines: Cyber attack downs NUJP site twice
February 28, 2019
On 8 February 2019, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), an organisation promoting freedom of expression and freedom of press, had their website subject to cyber attack
Vietnam: Vietnamese Activists Kept Under Wraps During US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi
February 28, 2019
Since 26 February 2019, various HRDs have been monitored, visited and threatened by state forces in a bid to intimidate them away from taking any action during the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi
China: Academic stalked in Hong Kong hits out at China
January 7, 2019
On 22 December 2018 Kevin Carrico — a lecturer in Chinese Studies at Sydney’s Macquarie University who has written extensively on Chinese nationalism — was tailed by the Wen Wei Po tabloid during a visit earlier this month and was the subject of a front-page “expose” that accused him of stirring “pro-independence” sentiment in Hong Kong, holding “secret meetings” .
Vietnam: Hanoi Places Local Activists under House Arrest, Dissident La Viet Dung’s Mother Beaten by Plainclothes Policeman
November 4, 2018
On 28 October, Mr Dung, a well known activist who aims to protect the country’s sovereignty, promote human rights and democracy, was surveilled by a plainclothes police officer and forbade him from leaving his home. The office also physically abused his mother when she questioned his presence.
On 31 July 2018, it was reported that Dong Yaoqiong, who was ent for “compulsory treatment” after she streamed live video of herself splashing ink on a poster of Chinese president Xi Jinping in a protest at “authoritarian tyranny” on July 4, was prevented from talking to her lawyer to represent her.