On 9 May 2019, Chaos descended on the railway tracks near Kolkata in West Bengal as the family of a 27-year-old man with disabilities, who died in police custody, blocked rail lines demanding the arrest of those responsible. Gautam Mondal’s family was joined by locals and train passengers in the protest. Tyres were set on fire and trains grinded to a halt.
On 6 April 2016, Shahzeb Jillani, an investigative reporter who has worked for the BBC and Deutsche Welle, and works regularly for the Urdu-language TV channel Dunya News, was accused of violating four articles in the 2016 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and two criminal code provisions.
Vietnam: Anti-corruption Activist arrested
May 1, 2019
On 9 March 2019, Tran Dinh Sang, anti-corruption activist was arrested.
Bangladesh: News website reporting allegations of prime minister’s involvement in disappearces censored
May 1, 2019
On 21 March 2019, TheJoban, a Bangladeshi news website was blocked after reporting allegations that the prime minister’s security adviser was involved in the disappearance of three men.
Pakistan: Man who exposed honour killings in Pakistan after wedding video goes online is shot dead
April 1, 2019
On 7 March 2019 Afzal Kohistani, HRD, who exposed 2012 Kohistan video scandal was shot dead in the densely populated area of Sarban Chowk at around 8:10pm by unidentified gunmen who managed to flee afterwards.
On 5 March 2019, Ha Van Nam, anti-corruption activist, was arrested on allegation of “causing public disorders” in a trumped-up case in a bid to silence his effort to deal with corruption related to road upgrading under BOT (build-operate-transfer) form.
China: Chinese Supreme Court Judge Under Criminal Investigation After Whistleblowing
February 28, 2019
On 25 February 2019, it was reported thatWang Linqing, who in December helped blow the whistle on judicial misconduct at the highest level, is now under criminal investigation for “leaking state secrets”.
On 2 February 2019, two Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators, were physically assaulted while conducting an investigation
On 30 January 2019, at least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested on Wednesday in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests.
India: Kanyakumari police illegally detain two Tamil Nadu-based journalists for 48 hours
December 4, 2018
Beginning 28 November 2018, D Anandhakumar and M Sriram, who are both Chennai-based journalists that asssited two French investigative journalists in documenting the threats to journalists reporting on illegal beach sand mining in the state were illegally detained