Bangladesh: 12 students ‘picked up’ Wednesday
September 10, 2018
On 5 September 2018, 12 students suspected to have involvement in the quota reform movement was illegally confined and allegedly subject to torture by state police.
On 29 June 2019, Vietnamese WHRD Cao Hoang Tram Anh has been kidnapped and tortured for hours after participating in recent peaceful demonstrations to protest two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security, the victim told Defend the Defenders.
Vietnam: Over 100 People Arrested, Tortured in HCM City on Sunday amid Efforts to Halt Public Protest
June 18, 2018
On 17 June 2018, over 100 protesters detained and arrested to deter them from holding public demonstrations which aim to protest the bill on Special Economic Zones and the approval of the law on Cyber Security. Many of protesters taken to custody reported having been beaten and tortured.
On 24 May 2018, Huang Wenxun, rights activist was released after serving a jail sentence handed down by a court in Chibi city in the central province of Hubei, suffering from memory loss.
On 11 May 2018, Xu Lin, a Chinese musician arrested on public order charges for singing about late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, has been sent to hospital, sparking concerns that he may have been tortured or mistreated while in a police detention center.
On 23 April 2018, it was revealed that Dao Quang Thuc, Retired teacher who was arrested on October 5 last year on allegation of subversion, has been tortured and inhumanely treated in pre-trial detention, the family informed Defend the Defenders.
On 14 February 2018, Isma-ae Tae, a founder of Patani Human Rights Organisation, was sued for defamation by Thai soldiers for discussing his experience of torture under the hands of Thai soldiers on television.
On 26 December 2017, a human rights activist nicknamed ‘Super Vulgar Butcher’ has been jailed in China for eight years for “subversion”
On 24 September 2017, Hanoi-based human rights defender Nguyen Dinh Ha and two other activists have been detained and tortured by security forces in Ho Chi Minh City during interrogation
On 1 July 2017, six men believed to be military officers in plainclothes visited the shop of the family of Anchana Heemmina.