Use of excessive force
On 7 July 2018, 100 local Tibetans who gathered gathered to protest mining operations, were violently treated by police, who used tear gas to disperse the protesters.
On 29 June 2019, Vietnamese WHRD Cao Hoang Tram Anh has been kidnapped and tortured for hours after participating in recent peaceful demonstrations to protest two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security, the victim told Defend the Defenders.
On 22 June 2018, Hua Phi, chair of Representative Committee of the Popular Bloc of Cao Dai Church and a member of the unsanctioned organizationInter-Faith Council of Vietnam, has been humiliated and beaten by police and thugs in his private residence.
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.