Use of excessive force
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.
Myanmar: Myanmar Garment Workers on Strike Over Abuses in Chinese-Owned Factory beaten
October 23, 2018
On 15 October 2018, more than 100 Myanmar garment workers demanding labour justice were violently attacked by thugs hired by the factory.
On 24 August 2018, dozens of protesters were injured and one died, after police fired at them during their demonstration.
On 6 August 2018, many protesters were injured as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse them.
Indonesia: Police allegedly committed sexual harassment against Papuan student activist
July 16, 2018
On 6 July 2018, Anindya Joediono, a law student of Narotama University and activist of the National Student Front (FMN), was sexually harassed by a police officer.
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.