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  • Cambodia: Police stop activists from reaching Sesan II dam village
    July 24, 2017

    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.

  • Malaysia: Bangladeshi activist detained at the Airport
    July 20, 2017

    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.

  • Singapore: Rights NGOs slam ban on Singaporean activist
    June 23, 2017

    On 18 June 2017, Han Hui Hui, a known Singaporean blogger, has been detained at KLIA and later deported back to Singapore.

  • Thailand: Military bars press from forum on national park bill
    June 14, 2017

    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.

  • Thailand: Military intimidates anti-junta activist
    June 8, 2017

    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.

  • Vietnam: Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh’s mother and children harassed and confined to her home
    June 1, 2017

    On 20 May 2017, more than fifty police officers in both plainclothes and uniforms surrounded Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh’s home in Nha Trang, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, placing the human rights defender’s mother, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan, as well as her two children under de facto house arrest.

  • China: Jiang Tianyong has been tortured
    May 15, 2017

    On 11 May 2017, Jiang Tianyong’s sister went with her father to Beijing to pick up a few items from his brother’s place. But they were stopped by interceptors from Henan shortly after they arrived. They weren’t being allowed into the city. The authority then took Jiang Tianyong’s sister and father back home in their own car, driving through the night. They arrived in Luoshan in Xinyang city, Henan at around 6.00 a.m. the next morning. They have been taken to the Nangan police station for interrogation. They haven’t yet been released

  • China: China holds rights lawyer who exposed details of Xie Yang torture
    May 8, 2017

    Chen went ‘missing’ on 3 May 2017 with his wife Zou Shaomei and the couple’s two sons during a family trip to the southwestern province of Yunnan after making a video saying he was concerned that he might be detained.
    Later Chen Jiangang was in the custody of China’s state security police on 5 May 2017.

  • Indonesia: Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua province
    March 21, 2017

    On 19 March 2017, Indonesia has deported two French journalists for committing visa violations while shooting a documentary film in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, an official said Sunday.