Use of excessive force
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.
China: Mother of Detained Chinese Rights Activist ‘Disappears’ After Detention in Beijing
December 12, 2018
On 7 December 2018, the mother of Chinese rights activist and website editor Huang Qi was detained by official ‘interceptors’ in Beijing, who shoved her to the ground after she tried to take her calls for his release to the Chinese capital.
Vietnam: Imprisoned Religious Activists Bui Van Trung, Nguyen Hoang Nam Beaten, Transferred Further Away after Protesting Forced Labor
November 27, 2018
On 14 November 2018,Bui Van Trung and Nguyen Hoang Nam, who were convicted and imprisoned due to their religious activities as Hoa Hao Buddhist followers, have been treated inhumanely and transferred further away from their native province of An Giang.
Vietnam: Freelance Journalist Le Thi Thu Arrested, Beaten by Dong Nai Police for Interviewing Relatives of Convicted Mid-June Protesters
November 19, 2018
On 12 November 2018, Le Thi Thu Freelance journalist, was arrested and beaten by Dong Nai province’s police for interviewing relatives of mid-June peaceful protesters on the day of their appeal
Vietnam: Southern Activist Fined with $340 After Being Beaten, Interrogated by Police for Opposing Bill on Special Economic Zones
November 5, 2018
On 25 October 2018, Dang Ngoc Thanh, a local activist producing and dissemination of leaflets with the content opposing a bill on Special Economic Zones. was arrested after being beaten by police.
Vietnam: Hanoi Places Local Activists under House Arrest, Dissident La Viet Dung’s Mother Beaten by Plainclothes Policeman
November 4, 2018
On 28 October, Mr Dung, a well known activist who aims to protect the country’s sovereignty, promote human rights and democracy, was surveilled by a plainclothes police officer and forbade him from leaving his home. The office also physically abused his mother when she questioned his presence.
India: Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha, Assam demands inquiry into lathicharge disabled persons protesting at Dispur Lastgate
October 25, 2018
On 5 October 2018, a group of differently-abled protesters were beaten by police forces during their peaceful demonstration.