Pakistan: Pashtun human rights activist detained at Islamabad airport, released after social media pressure
October 16, 2018
On 12 October 2018, Gulalai Ismail, Pashtun human rights activist and founder of Seeds of Peace network was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and interrogated for eight hours.
China: Hong Kong rejects visa of Financial Times editor who hosted pro-independence talk
October 10, 2018
On 6 October 2018, Victor Mallet, who is also the Financial Times’ Asia news editor, was denied his visa renewal for having chaired a talk by pro-independence activist Andy Chan at the FCC in August.
On 18 September 2018, Dr. Nguyen Quang, Vietnam’s leading dissdent was blocked by authorities from going to Australia because they want him not to go to Brussel to attend a human rights hearing in the European capital city scheduled on October 10.
On 10 September 2018, Shi Jing, activisit, was called in for questioning by police in Jiangsu’s provincial capital Nanjingand warned that he wouldn’t be allowed to leave China.
Vietnam: Malaysian rights activist stopped at Hanoi airport
September 10, 2018
On 9 September 2018, Debbie Stothard, WHRD, who was attending the World Economic Forum was denied entry into Vietnam
Malaysia: Activist Jolovan Wham stopped at Malaysia customs after immigration sees “Interpol” alert
September 4, 2018
On 29 August 2018, Well-known activist and social worker, Jolovan Wham has shared that he was stopped for an hour at the Malaysian Immigration.
On 14 August 2018, Gill Boehringer, was denied entry into the philippines as he was put on a blacklist for allegedly violating laws barring foreigners from engaging in political activities after he attended a protest in 2015.
On 21 July 2018, Le My Hanh, pro-democracy campaigner and WHRD,was expelled from he city without taking her items with exception of a old cell phone.
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.