Cases of HRDs – December 2018 Statistics
January 8, 2019, 11:05 am

From 1 December to 31 December 2018, FORUM-ASIA documented 30 Cases of harassment against (W)HRDs including NGO in 9 Asian countries.  Most of the harassment are related to the right to freedom of expression in both offline and online spheres; while judicial harassment and arbitrary arrest and detention are the most common types of abuse. There were two recorded incidents of (W)HRD killings, both of which occurred in the India – one was a recorded killing of a journalist and the other, a RTI activist.