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
China: Award-Winning Chinese Photographer Detained in Xinjian
November 29, 2018
On 29 November 2018, Lu Guang, an award winning photographer who has made a name for himself documenting the devastating environmental impact of China’s industrialization since the 1990s, was detained
India: Rachakonda cops block activist on Twitter
November 5, 2018
On 11 October 2018, Vijay, who was instrumental in the implementation of the free parking rule in multiplexes in the city, alleged that the Rachakonda police had blocked his Twitter account.
On 9 October 2018, Nakheeran Gopal, a journalist who sought to expose a college professor’s involvement in the sexual exploitation of students, was arbitrarily arrested.
Nepal: Journalist arrested for online news story
October 4, 2018
On 12 September 2018, Raju Basnet, journalist, was arrested on the charge of publishing a news report on Khojtalas.com, the online portal of Khojtalas Weekly.The report exposed an attempt to transfer the ownership of land owned by Harisiddhi Brick Industries in Lalitpur to some private individuals, allegedly with the involvement of Maoist lawmaker Pampha Bhusal and some other leaders of the party.