Freedom of expression
India: Journalist facing incitement charges for reporting on alleged power blackouts in central India
July 3, 2019
On 19 June 2019, Dilip Sharma, editor of privately owned Hindi-language news website Webmorcha and HRD, was arrested over a complaint lodged by a local electricity department official, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke with CPJ via phone.
On 13 June 2019, Anand Grover, Senior Advocate of Indian NGO ‘Lawyers Collective’, and other representatives of Lawyers Collective, had criminal charges filed against them.
On 19 June 2019, three journalists covering a farmer’s protests were sued by Myanmar’s military.
On 28 June 2019, Sun Thun, a Cambodian Independent Teachers Association member and former provincial councillor with the CNRP, was assaulted by unknown men who beat him up and stole his phone in an alleged murder attempt.
On 28 June 2019, Sirawith “Ja New” Serithiwat, prominent pro-democracy defender was assaulted.
India: Illegal arrest, detention and torture of writer and human rights defender Rupesh Kumar Singh and Advocate Mithilesh Singh by Bihar police
June 28, 2019
On 4 June 2019, M, Mr. Rupesh Kumar Singh, prominent student leader, along
with Mr. Mithilesh Kumar Singh, a social activist and a lawyer at Ramgarh Civil
Court were illegally arrested, detained and tortured.
On 16 June 2019, Truong Minh Huong, local activist and land petitioner, was brutally beaten by plainclothes agents, leaving him injured.
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.”