On 11 June 2018, outspoken Catholic priest Joseph Nguyen Duy Tan, was barred from travelling to Malaysia prior to meeting with representatives of the European Union
On 8 June 2018, Wang Yu, prominent human rights lawyer has been banned from leaving the country.
On May 14 2018, Redemptorist Father Joseph Dinh Huu Thoai, who regularly speaks out against human rights violations and abuses of religious freedom, was barred from leaving the country for reasons still unsubstantiated. On May 16 2018,Maria Do Thi Minh Hanh, president of the civil society Viet Labor Movement was also stopped from taking a flight to Germany to visit her mother.
On 3 May 2018, Ding Jiaxi, a prominent rights lawyer, who has previously served jail time for calling on top officials of the ruling Chinese Communist Party to reveal details of their wealth, was stopped by police at Beijing International Airport as he tried to board a plane to visit his wife and daughter in the U.S.
On 27 April 2018, protesters were notified that Cambodia’s parliament banned protests ahead of the forthcoming national election in July
On April 15 2018, Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary-general of the Party of European Socialists (PES), was denied entry at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in central Philippines for allegedly illegal political activity.
On 15 April 2018,Gujarat Jignesh Mevani, Dalit leader and Independent MLA, was stopped at the Sanganer international airport and prevented from travelling to Nagaur district.
From 14 April 2018, various of dissidents were placed under house arrest over the weekend, which saw the anniversary of the death of liberal premier Hu Yaobang.
On March 20 2018, Bui Minh Quoc, journalist and vice president of unsanctioned Independent Journalist Association of Vietnam, was barred from taking a flight to the US for ‘national security’ reasons.
On 30 January 2018, The wife of Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che was prevented from boarding a flight to China to go and visit him at his prison in the province of Hunan.