Cambodia: six villagers summoned in defamation, incitement by sugar cane company over a long-running land dispute case
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Pakistan: Pashtun activist Alamgir Wazir goes 'missing' after delivering aspeech in a march
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Vietnam: Hanoi Police Block Access to Concert With Environmental Theme, Turn Activists Away
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Vietnam: Brother and Sister Sentenced to 14 Years in Jail for Online Critical Postings
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China: Joshua Wong prevented from travelling to Europe
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Thailand: Police Order Bangkok Climate Protest to Disperse
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India: RTI activist brutally attacked and beaten by four men
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Vietnam: four blogger imprisoned over false charges
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Vietnam: another blogger jailed
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Pakistan: Rights activist abducted by unidentified men
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Vietnam: Pro-democracy Activist Pham Van Diep tried on Allegation of “Conducting Anti-state Propaganda” (Update)
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India: Assam based journalist sustains grievous injuries in a suspected case of assault
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Thailand: WHRD and former NCHR member sued for defamation after sharing a Tweet
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India: large number of university students brutally beaten by the police
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Vietnam: Catholic Priest Nguyen Dinh Thuc Blocked from Travel to Tokyo to Meet with Pope
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Afghanistan: two HRDs abducted by security forces after issuing a report on children sexual abuse
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Lao PDR: Police Detain Eight Would-be Protesters in Capital City Vientiane
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India: journalist victim of online hate campaign after sharing a Tweet
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India: police falsely accuses journalist of being part of a Maoist cospiracy
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Sri Lanka: Freelance journalist attacked only 48 hours before presidential election
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Vietnam: Authorities Arrest Journalist Pham Chi Dung for Writings Critical of the State
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Vietnam: Activist Detained upon Landing in Hanoi After Four Years Staying Abroad for International Advocacy
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Vietnam: Human Rights Lawyer and His Wife Convicted of Tax Evasion, Sentenced to One-year Non-custodial Reform
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Vietnam: Pro-democracy College Lecturer Nguyen Nang Tinh Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison (Update)
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Vietnam: Court Convicts Australian Citizen, Two Others on ‘Terrorism’ Charges (Update)
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Cambodia: two journalists temporarily detained while awaiting Sam Rainsy return
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China: pro-democracy politician physically attacked while joining a protest in Hong Kong
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Philippines: NGO staff intimidated via phone call about upcoming police raid
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Philippines: long-term community-based HRD shot dead
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China: a journalist and a student arrested while covering a protest in Hong Kong
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India: grassroots and RTI activist sued for a trumped-up charge
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Bangladesh: human rights NGO fined and ordered to vacate the office in two months
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India: RTI activist abducted and tortured by the police
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Vietnam: former political prisoner in prison is rejected appeal (Update)
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Vietnam: jailed pro-democracy activist is denied appeal (Update)
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Vietnam: Trial against Pro-democracy Activist Nguyen Nang Tinh Is Again Re-scheduled (Update)
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Vietnam: Blogger Nguyen Van Nghiem Arrested for “Conducting Anti-state Propaganda”
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Philippines: Two Development NGOs Victims of Red-tagging
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Maldives: Government decides to dissolve prominent human rights NGO (Update)
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China: pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong barred from elections in Hong Kong
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China: Feminist Activist Huang Xueqin Arrested After Hong Kong Visit, Her Family Harased
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China: journalists hit by water cannon and verbally assaulted by police while covering the protest in Hong Kong
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China: Outspoken Human Rights Lawyer Detained, His Office Sealed
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Philippines: at least 5 rights activists and a journalist arrested during a weekend raid conducted by the police
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Philippines: a long-term community-based defender and a teacher of Lumad people arrested
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Philippines: leader of women's group arrested over false charge
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Philippines: doctor and activist receives death threats after joining a protest
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Vietnam: academic convicted to one-year jail term for online posting
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Nepal: journalist denouces receiving threats by local administrator after reporting a corruption case
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Myanmar: three political activists sued by the military
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Myanmar: three local activists and WHRDs sued for leading a rally in solidarity with other activists under trial
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India: local journalist beaten to death by two assailants on his way home
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India: group of HRDs prevented from entering J&K and sent back to their home cities
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India: Kashmiri journalist and human rights activist stopped by immigration officials in New Delhi Airport and arbitrarily barred from boarding
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Vietnam: HRD Interrogated, Beaten for Delivering Books Printed by Unregistered Publisher
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Vietnam: Environmental HRD Detained in Hanoi For Films Critical of Government
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Pakistan: Father of prominent WHRD temporarily abducted, arrested
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China: Jimmy Sham, leader of Hong Kong democracy group Civil Human Rights Front, attacked on Mong Kok street
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Vietnam: Court Rejects Appeal by Toll-Booth Protester, Upholds 30-Month Jail Term (Update)
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China: Human rights lawyer Lu Siwei receives notification from Chengdu All China Lawyers Association’s Disciplinary Committee
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China: Smear campaign targets Hong Kong unionists and journalists
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India: RTI activist dies in custody
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Vietnam: Facebooker Nguyen Thi Hue Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Online Posting (Update)
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Pakistan: foreign journalist barred from entering the countryto join a human rights conference
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Vietnam: Pro-democracy Activist Nguyen Van Thanh Detained, Charged of Rape in Unclear Circumstance
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Malaysia: Kangar police chief files report against Suaram executive director
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Vietnam: Jailed Environmental Activist in Solitary After Cellmate Beat Him Unconscious (Update)
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India: Arrest of 15 Members of Tibetan Exile Group Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Visit
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India: additional 6 Tibetan activists and a journalist arrested in Chennai
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India: Nine Tibetan Activists Arrested by Tamil Nadu Police Ahead of India-China Summit
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India: two journalists beaten while probing suspected school scam
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India: Telugu journalist Ravi Prakash arrested after refusing to remove online interviews
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Cambodia: Instead of Verdict, Judge Orders New Investigation of Reporters’ Spy Case (Update)
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Bangladesh: university student tortured and beaten to death for an online post critical to the Government
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Thailand: activist arrested, accused of making threats to Monarchy
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Indonesia: activist Golfrid Siregar dies in suspicious circumstances
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Maldives: Government suspends NGO for ‘slandering Islam’
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Pakistan: Police Block Thousands Marching in Pakistani Kashmir
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Afghanistan: journalist harassed during the national election
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Afghanistan: another journalist injured while covering the national election
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Afghanistan: Journalist injured by a bullet ahead of the weekend election
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India: Indian activists falsely accused of incitement in response of a complaint lodged before
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Cambodia: ADHOC Community Empowerment Officer and three Communities Representatives summoned
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China: Journalist injured by police-fired rubber bullet while covering ongoing protest
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China: Human rights lawyer and Chinese citizen controlled by SWAT team members
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India: Reporter who covers corruption beaten, left for dead
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China: Unidentified men assault journalist from pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong
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Nepal: Union officials arrested protesting job losses
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Vietnam: Anti-corruption Journalist Kieu Dinh Lieu Brutally Beaten by Thugs in Gia Lai, his car destroyed
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China: Democracy DefenderWho Called For Chinese President's Resignation Dies in Police Custody
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Indonesia: Police Arrest Ananda Badudu in Ties to Students Protest's Funding
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Indonesia: Filmmaker Dandhy Laksono accused of hate speech and arrestedfor tweeting about clashes in Papua
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China: Rights Activist Detained After Supporting Hong Kong Protests
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Philippines: Human rights lawyer survives attack
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Indonesia: More journalists in Indonesia attacked while covering student protests
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Indonesia: Journalists attacked covering the protest
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Hong Kong: IFJ condemns smear campaign to discredit HKJA
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Philippines: Two environmental NGOs subjected to police surveillance and threat of raid for their advocacy work
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Indonesia: Police attack three Indonesian journalists covering protest in South Sulawesi
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India: Brutal attack with the intention to kill against Dalit social activist and HRD
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Two Indian journalists subject to trumped up charges for reporting a Dalit discrimination case
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India: Three Indian activists judicially harassed for organising a peaceful meeting
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Vietnam: Anti-corruption Activist Tran Dinh Sang Convicted, Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
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Vietnam: Lam Dong Province Confirms Arrest of Facebooker Vượng Nguyễn
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Myanmar: Activist Detained Over Karen Martyrs Day Commemoration
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Nepal: Dozen women's rights activists picketing Chinese Embassy arrested
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Myanmar: Rights Activist in Myanmar Sentenced for Giving Judge Broken Scales of Justice (Update)
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Myanmar: Two young Burmese leaders sentenced to two-week detention for organising public demonstration
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India: Haryana Journalist Charged For Report On Irregularities At Grain Storage
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Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration
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India: Local leader Shehla Rashid Booked For Sedition Over Kashmir Tweets
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Philippines: 3 Cebu lawyers get threats after colleague’s ambush
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China: Hong Kong police hit journalists covering protests with tear gas and pepper spray
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China: At least eight photojournalists and reporters got pepper sprayed by police while covering Hong Kong protests
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China: Imprisoned Lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s Six-year-old Son Once Again Forced Out of School
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Philippines: Harassment against Alexa Pacalda
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Thailand: Activists receive threats ahead of ASEAN Peoples’ Forum
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India: Kashmir photojournalist hit with pellets, 3 others hurt while covering Muharram procession
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India: Journalists assaulted while covering violent clashes
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Indonesia: Human rights lawyer and activist accused as suspect for different offences
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Indonesia: Activist Nabbed for the Possession of 1,500 Small Flags of the Free Papua Movement
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Afghanistan: A young Afghan who pledged to better his country was shot dead.
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China: Hong Kong students rally peacefully before brief night skirmishes
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Sri Lanka: wife campaigning for disappeared husband is abducted, subjected to threats and abuse
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Thailand: Isan activists harassed by military after signing statement denouncing coup
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Cambodia: activist monk and US-based dissident ordered to court on incitement charges
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Thailand: anti-mining activists facing defamation claims
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China: women's rights activist detained over support for Hong Kong democracy
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Malaysia: Muslim women's rights group facing fatwa
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Thailand: Wolf Bride activists denied bail for 5th time
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Burma: police charge activist for protesting against journalist killing
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India: WHRD faces constant harassment by police after being released on bail
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China (Tibet): Protest monk sentenced to 12 years in notorious 'torture' jail
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Sri Lanka: Tamil man arrested for alledgedly helping OHCHR war crime probe
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Thailand: British rights activist has defamation case dismissed
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Cambodia: two union leaders called to court for questioning over charges of inciting violence
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Philippines: anti-mining activist receives death threats
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Sri Lanka: Tamil journalist escapes attempted murder
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Sri Lanka: human rights defenders harassed by ruling party supporters during protest
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Sri Lanka: human rights lawyers receive death threats
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Burma: reporter killed while in military custody
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Singapore: six protesters charged with public nuisance
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India: Dalit human rights defenders falsely accused of terrorist acts
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India: anti-dam activists hit with false charges
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Indonesia: two French journo sentenced three months jail terms
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China: WHRD barred from attending a women's rights conference in UN
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Thailand: Environment reform activist harassed by military
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Sri Lanka: journalists and their families receive death threats
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Maldives: five members of the national Human Rights Commission facing criminal charges for Universal Periodic Review submission to UN Human Rights Council
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Burma: five journalists sentenced to two years each in prison for sedition
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China: Tibetan youth detained and beaten after launching solo protest
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Cambodia: rights worker beaten by police while documenting land dispute
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China: Hong Kong police clash violently with pro-democracy protesters
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Nepal: Madhesi activist charged with sedition
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Malaysia: Human rights defender arrested under the Sedition Act
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Philippines: false charges filed against human rights defenders
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Philippines: perjury case filed against student human rights defenders
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India: Dalit human rights defender severely assaulted by police
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Vietnam: activist treated like a 'slave', humiliated in jail
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Sri Lanka: HRD violently assaulted
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China (Tibet): Tibetan man is detained after staging solo protest against Chinese rule
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Vietnam: Catholic activist freed after more than three years in prison
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China: female protesters in Hong Kong allege sexual assault
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China: online activists detained by police for supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
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Vietnam: seven land rights activist sentenced to imprisonment
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Malaysia: Activist re-arrested after bail
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Malaysia: jailed activist was assaulted by prison officials
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China: human rights website was under cyber attacked
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Cambodia: labor activists are banned to attend demonstrations
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China: activist received death threats
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Thailand: Activists threatened with legal action from gold mine company
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Indonesia: LGBT seminar threatened to cancel
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Thailand: Academic and students were arrested for organizing democracy talk
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Malaysia: Activist found guilty of sedition and sentenced one year
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China: activists were forcibly sent to mental institutions
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Cambodia: NGO staffs were arbitrary detained
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Cambodia: four activists arrested
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Indonesia: Papuan activist murdered
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China: Tibetan blogger detained
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Indonesia: police file case against watchdog for defamation
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Thailand: human rights defender subjected to judicial harassment
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Burma: prominent activists sentenced
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Pakistan: human rights lawyer shot dead
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Bangladesh: labour activists detained
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India: hunger-striking activist re-arrested
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Cambodia: land rights activists detained
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Burma: land rights activist sentenced
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Sri Lanka: NGOs targeted by government
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Thailand: environmental activists arrested
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China: community leader detained
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China: activist writer detained
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China: prominent rights lawyer released