Freedom of assembly
China: Police Target Anti-Triad Protesters in Hong Kong With Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Pepper Spray
August 1, 2019
On 27 July 2019, several protesters in Hong Kong who were demanding action against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators last weekend, had tear gas and rubber bullets fired against them by authorities.
China: Hong Kong protesters beaten
August 1, 2019
On 21 July 2019, approximately 40 protesters were violently beaten by a group who were targeting unarmed passers-by wearing black, whom they believed to be anti-extradition protesters who were on their way home.
Vietnam: Many Activists Brutally Beaten while Visiting PoCs in Hunger Strike in Nghe An
July 30, 2019
On 12 July 2019, several defenders who were visiting Prison camp No. 6 to support the ongoing hunger strike of many prisoners of conscience in the camp were blocked from entering and physically assaulted.
Cambodia: Authorities Detain Seven People for Marking Third Anniversary of Kem Ley’s death
July 30, 2019
Between 9 July and 10 July, seven HRDs were detained for expressing their condolences and support for murdered political commentator Kem Ley, while people marking the third anniversary of his killing at the site of his murder in Phnom Penh were surrounded by police.
On 2 July 2019, around 20 protesters on a mass street protest at plans to build a new waste incineration plant have been detained.
Throughout 12 June 2019, several protesters participating in the protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong were violently responded to by police who used tear gas, guns firing rubber bullets, pepper spray and baton charges to disperse the demonstration near government headquarters
On 10 May 2019, Government propaganda machine Philippine News Agency is misleading the public and falsely reported that PAHRA’s operation as NGO is illegal because its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration has been revoked. In its continuing attack on civil society, the Duterte administration, now through the SEC named PAHRA along with other human rights and sectoral organizations as communist supporters.
Pakistan: Pashtun Protesters, Journalist Arrested Amid Calls For Probe Into Waziristan Killings
June 4, 2019
On 28 May 2019, Reports from northwestern Pakistan indicate that the authorities have arrested a journalist and 22 activists of a civil movement campaigning for rights and security for Pakistan’s Pashtun minority.
On 28 May 2019, uman rights groups have called on Pakistan to investigate the killing of three people by the military during a protest by ethnic minority Pashtun people against heavy-handed treatment by the security forces.
On 9 May 2019, Chaos descended on the railway tracks near Kolkata in West Bengal as the family of a 27-year-old man with disabilities, who died in police custody, blocked rail lines demanding the arrest of those responsible. Gautam Mondal’s family was joined by locals and train passengers in the protest. Tyres were set on fire and trains grinded to a halt.