On 19 July 2019, Hun Sokha and Keo Rattana, the publishers of Facebook-based CPNTV and TN TV Online, respectively, were arrested after livestreaming 20 families block a company’s heavy machinery from clearing disputed land.
China: Harassment of journalists in Hong Kong
July 30, 2019
From 7 July 2019, several journalists have been reportedly harassed by authorities.
Vietnam: Former PoC Nguyen Xuan Nghia Warned of Not Participating in Presenting Paintings to US Embassy
July 30, 2019
On 7 July 2019, Nguyen Xuan Nghia, former prisoner of conscience, was approached by police officers who requested him not to participate in a cultural event on 8 July where his friend was due to present two political paintings in the US embassy.
On 19 June 2019, three journalists covering a farmer’s protests were sued by Myanmar’s military.
On 11 June 2019, Tempo, prominent news magazine reporting on human rights issues, had charges filed against them by a former officer in Indonesia’s police forces.
On 4 April 2019, Lhamjab A. Borjigin, historian and HRD, stood trial on charges of “separatism” and “sabotaging national unity,”
On 2 April 2019, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, who is the founder of Myanmar’s Human Rights, Human Dignity International Film Festival, has been charged under Article 505(a) of Myanmar’s Penal Code and Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Act for writing Facebook posts critical of the armed forces, and denied bail.
Bangladesh: News website reporting allegations of prime minister’s involvement in disappearces censored
May 1, 2019
On 21 March 2019, TheJoban, a Bangladeshi news website was blocked after reporting allegations that the prime minister’s security adviser was involved in the disappearance of three men.
Vietnam: Many Activists Detained, Dozens Other under House Arrest on 40th Anniversary of Chinese Invasion
February 19, 2019
From 15 February 2019, dozens of local activists have been detained and tens of others have been placed under house arrest ahead of the 40th anniversary of China’s invasion of the country’s six northernmost provinces (17 Feb).
India: TN activist goes missing after accusing police of orchestrating last year’s Thoothukudi violence
February 18, 2019
On 15 February 2019, S Mugilan Environmental activist, is reported to have gone missing in Tamil Nadu hours after he addressed a press conference in Chennai, during which he accused senior police officials of orchestrating violence in Thoothukudi during last year’s anti-Sterlite protests, wherein police firing killed at least 13 people.