China: Wife of Chinese rights lawyer under house arrest
April 12, 2018
On 11 April 2018, wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer who had nearly completed a 100-kilometre (60-mile) march to highlight her husband’s plight said she had been placed under house arrest on Wednesday. A friend who visited were beaten.
Vietnam: Prisoner of Conscience Tran Thuy Nga Held in Gia Trung, Denied of Meeting with Family
March 27, 2018
On March 31 2018, Tran Thi Nga, prisoner of conscience was denied from meeting his family.
On 16 March 2017, Xu Qin, a key figure in the China Human Rights Observer group founded by detained veteran dissident Qin Yongmin, was denied access to her lawyer.
Bangladesh: 2 hill women leaders abducted at gunpoint
March 19, 2018
On 18 March 2018, unidentified criminals attacked a house and abducted two leaders of United People’s Democratic Front-backed Hill Women’s Federation from Kudukchari in Rangamati.
On March 4 2018, 9 Chinese feminists were detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and creating a disturbance” after planning to highlight sexual harassment on International Women’s Day. 4 were released and 5 remains in detention.
China: Prominent Chinese Feminist Social Media Account Shuttered on International Women’s Day
March 12, 2018
On 8 March 2018,The Feminist Voices account on Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, received a notice saying it was suspended due to “irregularities”.
On 8 March 2018, a women’s rights group said their members were attacked by several men after a peaceful march in Kuala Lumpur to mark International Women’s Day.
Thailand: Cambodian Activist Sam Sokha deported to Cambodia despite status as refugee
February 9, 2018
On 8 Febuary 2018, Sam Sokha, a protester who is recognised by the United Nations as a refugee in Thailand, had been sent back to Cambodia.
On 7 Febuary 2018, Tep Vanny, land rights activist, attended an appeal hearing at The Supreme Court in Cambodia, where her 30-month sentence on charges relating to the 2013 protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house, was upheld.
Vietnam: Nguyen Van Oai and Tran Thi Nga Arrested
September 22, 2017
On 21 January 2017 human rights defender Ms Tran Thi Nga was arrested in Ha Nam province on charges of anti-state propaganda. Two days earlier, fellow Mr Nguyen Van Oai was arrested in Nghe An province on charges of ‘resisting officials on duty’ and violating his probation.
On September 18, the People’s Court in Hoang Mai town, Vietnam’s sentenced Nguyen Van Oai to five years in prison