Wounds and injuries
China: New Self-Immolations, Protest Reported in Sichuan’s Ngaba
December 18, 2018
On 9 December 2018 Gendun Gyatso and Choekyi Gyatso, two young Tibetans set themselves ablaze in Ngaba (in Chinese, Aba) county in Sichuan province to protest the new surge of opposition to China’s rule in Tibetan areas. Another teenager launched a solo protest in the county town calling for Tibetan freedom.
Philippines: Lumad leader shot in Agusan del Sur
November 30, 2018
On 23 November 2018,Datu Walter España, 34, a Lumad-Manobo and barangay chairperson of the Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Agusan del Sur (Namasur)-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Caraga, was shot several times by eight armed men. His companion, identified as Rommel Romon, 22, died in the attack.
India: Activist Arun Ferreira alleges assault during interrogation
November 14, 2018
On 4 November 2018, Arun Ferreira, activist, alleged that he had been physically assaulted during his custodial interrogation by Assistant Commissioner of Police Shivaji Pawar, the investigating officer in the Bhima-Koregaon case.
On 8 November 2018, Agnes Kharshiing, prominent WHRD alongside her associated was physically assaulted by a group of coal truck drivers and traders.
India: RTI activist attacked with lathis, serious
November 5, 2018
On 6 October 2018, Sanjay Pundir, RTI activist, was pulled out of a bus he was travelling in and thrashed with lathis by a group of people
China: Tibetan Land Protesters Attacked, Beaten in Qinghai
October 23, 2018
On 11 October, Tibetans protesting intrusion of Chinese workers building a solar panel installation into nearby grazing areas, were beaten by the workers.
On 22 August 2018, Ekachai Hongkangwan, was attacked by five unidentified men as he was arriving home after filing a complaint at the Government House demanding a probe into an alleged corruption case.
On August 13 2018, Umar Khalid is a Ph.D. scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and active HRD, was fired at by an unknown assailant.
Nepal: Senior Journalists exposing irregularities attacked
August 14, 2018
On 9 August 2018, Chhabilal Tiwari and Om Prakash Ghayal, senior journalists known to ad expose irregularities relating to the contractors and government officials, were attacked by a contractor.
On Aug 1 2018, student protesters were physically assaulted by transport workers.