On 19 December 2017, Mukunda Raj Kattel, Director of FORUM-ASIA was denied entry by the Immigration Department at Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Tamil Nadu, India.
On 26 December 2017, A 25-year-old Bangladeshi blogger has been arrested at the Dhaka airport on charges of writing blasphemous posts on social media
Vietnam: Third Priest of Hanoi-based Thai Ha Redemptory Church Banned from Travelling Abroad
December 12, 2017
On 5 December 2017, Joan Luu Ngoc Quynh, catholic priest, banned from travelling Abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam.
On 19 October 2017. at least 14 rights activists were disappeared in Beijing, China.
On 23 July 2017, authorities in Stung Treng province stopped a group of indigenous activists from reaching a village slated for imminent flooding by the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam but released them after escorting them to the provincial capital.
On 20 July 2017, Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, a human rights NGO based in Bangladesh, was detained by Malaysian Immigration at KL International Airport. Reasons for his detention are not given by the immigration.
China: Liu Xiaobo dies at 61
July 14, 2017
On 13 July 2017, Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil at Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him a lengthy prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while locked away, died under guard in a hospital.
On 18 June 2017, Han Hui Hui, a known Singaporean blogger, has been detained at KLIA and later deported back to Singapore.
on 12 June 2017 soldiers and police officers intimidated members of civil society groups and other participants at a public forum on the new national park and wildlife protection bills held at the Human Settlement Foundation Thailand in Bangkok.
On 7 June 2017, soldiers visited a house of Chonticha Jaeng-rew, an activist from Democracy Restoration Group (DRG), in Lat Lum Kaeo District of Pathum Thani Province.