Use of excessive force
On 28 May 2019, uman rights groups have called on Pakistan to investigate the killing of three people by the military during a protest by ethnic minority Pashtun people against heavy-handed treatment by the security forces.
On 17 April 2019, several protesters demonstrating against the establishment of illegal structures were responded to with violence and harassment by police.
India: Death of one Human Rights Defender Mr. Dani Batra and injuring about 30 other protestors in Lanjigarh
April 1, 2019
On 18 March 2019, 30 protestors were injured after authorities physically attacked them for peacefully protesting infront of an aluminum refinery plant. This also resulted in the death of Mr. Dani Batra
India: WHRD Richa Singh attacked
February 28, 2019
On 12 February 2019, Richa Singh, the first woman president of the Allahabad University Students Union, was beaten by state forces during a protest
Myanmar: 21 Injured During Protest Against Aung San Statue in Myanmar’s Kayah State
February 19, 2019
On 12 February 2019, 21 ethnic Karenni protesters were injured when police used rubber bullets and a water cannon to break up a demonstration in Kayah state capital’s Loikaw over a statue of the father of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi
On 19 January 2019, Truong Van Dung, activist and Duong Thi Tan, WHRD, were brutally beaten by police during the 45th anniversary of the loss of the Hoang Sa (Paracells) to China (January 19, 1974)
India: Beating of Youth Congress Workers
January 15, 2019
On 9 January 2019, several members of the the Youth Congress Workers were beaten and harassed by police as they held a peaceful protest
Vietnam: HCM City Police Arrest Activist Nguyen Tri Dung, Beat His Mother Activist Duong Thi Tan
January 9, 2019
On 4 January 2019, Nguyen Tri Dung, HRD was illegally detained, while his WHRD mother Duong Thi Tan, was beaten up by police forces
On 28 December 2018, a dozen students peacefully chanting holding up placards to protest against the decision by university authorities to suppress the Marxist student society, were silenced by university guards who quickly moved in to break it up and drag the protesters away.
Vietnam: Four Activists Brutally Attacked by Thugs During Visit to Families of Jailed Mid-June Protesters
December 12, 2018
On 7 December 2018, Huynh Tan Tuyen, Nguyen Thanh Hai, Vo Ngoc Trai and Ms. Ngoc, were brutally attacked during their visit to families of imprisoned mid-June protesters in Vietnam’s southern province of Dong Nai.