Use of excessive force
China: Xie Yanyi Assaulted and Detained
May 21, 2018
On 16 May 2018, Xie Yanyi ,human rights lawyer attended a formal review hearing at the Beijing Lawyers’ Association where his wife was physically assaulted, and the couple arbitrarily detained after the hearing.
On 12 May 2018, Ven Eth, environmental defender and former CNRP member, was shot at while he was in his home.
On 12 May 2018, Chan Ho-fai, journalist, was attacked by unknown assailants while he was covering a memorial event at the Juyuan Middle School in Dujiangyan City,
On May 8 2018, Catholic nuns protesting the building of a house on disputed land in Hanoi were attacked and beaten by guards hired by the construction firm, with at least one nun left unconscious in the assault
Pakistan: Police bar journalists from marching towards D-Chowk to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
May 4, 2018
On 3 May 2018, journalists who attempted to break a security cordon and take their “peaceful procession” towards the Parliament House through D-Chowk to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day were barred from proceeding and met with violence by police.
On 9 April 2018, Mr. Biplab Mondal, Photo Journalist Times of India; Mr. Bhaskar Mukherjee, Journalist with a Bengali daily Bartaman; and Mr. Manas Chatterjee, Journalist, ETV Bangla, were physically attacked by supporters of political parties.
On April 17 2018, Patricia Mukhim is a well-known journalist from Shillong, Meghalaya writing on illegal mining, was visited by masked men hurled petrol bombs through the bedroom window of Patricia Mukhim’s residence, while she was at her residence.
On 16 April 2018, Ekachai Hongkangwan and Chokchai Paiboonratchata, pro-democracy activists, were apprehended by police without an arrest warrant, with one alleging physical abuse, as they planned to “bless” Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who opened his residence yesterday to receive well-wishers for the Songkran Festival
Thailand: Two gunmen in attack on Hmong leader
April 26, 2018
On 24 April 2018, Thaweesak Yodmaneebanphot, land rights activist, and his family were ambushed on a forested section of the Ban Rom Fa Thong-Ban Pha Tang Road in tambon Por of Wiang Kaen district about 5pm on Tuesday.
On 16 April 2018, Nurulhaq Nur, Muhammad Rashed Khan and Faruk Hasan, leaders of and joint conveners of Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, a platform of students who had been demonstrating for reforms in the country’s quota system in civil service, were taken and detained.