Vietnam: HCM City-based Female Activist Charged with Disruption of Security, Facing Lengthy Imprisonment
October 10, 2018
On 2 October 2018, Hoang Thi Thu Vang, who advocates for enhancing food safety was arrested and charged with “Disruption of security” under Article 118 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code.
Vietnam: Malaysian rights activist stopped at Hanoi airport
September 10, 2018
On 9 September 2018, Debbie Stothard, WHRD, who was attending the World Economic Forum was denied entry into Vietnam
On 9 August 2018, Huynh Thuc Vy, a co-founder of the advocacy group Vietnamese Women for Human Rights, was seized by police in Dak Lak province’s Buon Ho town
India: Forcible kidnapping and the arbitrary and illegal detention of student leader Pooja Shukla by the police in Lucknow and continuing harassment and intimidation
August 1, 2018
On 28 July 2018, Pooja Shukla, student leader and WHRD, was forcibly kidnapped and the arbitrary and illegal detained.
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.
Malaysia: Lawyer accused of sedition
July 13, 2018
On 11 July 2018, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, lawyer and pro-democracy WHRD, was called for investigation under section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
On 12 July 2018, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom, a Jailed Vietnamese blogger, has begun a hunger strike in prison, citing authorities’ refusal to transfer her to a cell away from a hostile and threatening cellmate.
On 19 June 2018, at least five women working for an NGO have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint.
India: Ms. Durga Malathi abused, threatened with death for her drawings on the recent rape incidents in India
June 12, 2018
Since April 12 2018, Ms Swathi Vadlamudi, WHRD has been harrassed by state and nonstate actors for publishing her work regarding the recent rape incident that occured in the region.
On 15 May 2018, Masrat Zahra, photojournalist and WHRD, was subject to online harrassment after uploading a picture of herself from a gun battle site online.