India: Brutal physical assault, cruel and inhuman treatment of a TV journalist and human rights defender Amit Sharma during the reporting of derailment of a goods train in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh
June 28, 2019
On 11 June 2019, Amit Sharma, who has extensively reported on corruption especially its prevalencein the GRP
forces, and the organised illegal nexus of the unauthorised vendors and GRPoperating in railway sector in Uttar Pradesh which involves huge illegal monetary transaction
in favour of the railway police, was brutally beaten by police
On 13 June 2019, Ms. Cao Vinh Thinh, who is a key member of an unregistered environmental group Green Trees, was stopped from taking an international flight to Thailand in the early morning.
On 11 June 2019, Dang Thi Hue, Hanoi anti-BOT activist and her driver, was detained.
On 10 June 2019, Dai Zigeng, the former editor-in-chief of state media group Beijing News, was detained earlier this month for allegedly committing “serious violations of disciple and law.”
Cambodia: Cambodian Authorities Arrest Another CNRP Activist on ‘Forest Encroachment’ Charge
June 27, 2019
On 14 June 2019, Nem Nath, HRD, was arrested and detained by police.
On 15 May 2019, Poet-journalist Henry Swapan, who was sued for hurting religious sentiment under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, was arrested from his residence in Barishal city.
China: Ai Weiwei placed under house arrest
May 13, 2019
Ai Weiwei posted on Twitter that he has been told he may not leave his home until 12.00 on 7 November 2010.The house arrest relates to a ‘celebration’ that Ai Weiwei had planned to mark the government-ordered demolition of his art studio in Shanghai. He had invited people to attend a banquet of wine and river crabs to bid farewell to his studio. The Chinese for ‘river crabs’ sounds similar to ‘harmonise’, a phrase the government regularly employs to mean censorship.
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.
On 22 April 2019, Tsogjil, 40, who hosted a number of discussion groups on the social media platform WeChat, was detained on April 16 in the regional capital Hohhot.
On 5 February 2019, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers were arrested with Gulalai, WHRD, for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club and sent to Adiala jail.