Freedom of expression
On 8 July 2019, Shaikh Rizwan and Bashir Malik, journalists, were physically attacked.
On 4 July 2019, Gulalai Ismail, an award-winning woman human rights defender and co-founder of Aware Girls who has been forced into hiding following at least two First Information Reports (FIRs) being filed against her on 22 May and 23 May by police in Islamabad, had her home raided three times, with her relatives and driver being subject to intimidation, harassment and violence.
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.
On 8 July 2019, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, the editor and owner of the Greater Kashmir, the largest circulated English newspaper in Kashmir for over a week, known for reporting on human rights abuses, has been questioned by the National Investigation Agency.
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 2 July 2019, Citizens’ Radio, a non-profit broadcaster covering the Hong Kong protests, had its office vandalised by unknown men.
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.