Freedom of movement
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.
Vietnam: Four Former Prisoners of Conscience Detained in Bordergate after Touring Cambodia
June 4, 2019
On 27 May 2019, Vietnam’s security forces have detained four former prisoners of conscience named Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, Nguyen Thi Truc Anh, Ho Cong Di and Vo Nhu Huynh after they returned from a tour in the neighboring country of Cambodia, Defend the Defenders has learned.
On 23 April 2019, several dissidents were placed under police guard and stepped up city-wide security ahead of a high-profile conference showcasing President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” global infrastructure plan.
On 25 April 2019, Cheng Hai, human rights lawyer, was prevented from leaving the country, as he tried to board a plane for the democratic island of Taiwan.
China: Dissidents, Petitioners Under House Arrest, Silenced For Xi Jinping’s Chongqing Trip
May 1, 2019
On 15 April 2019, several dissidents, Petitioners were placed Under House Arrest in order to silence them For Xi Jinping’s Chongqing Trip
On 1 April 2019, Xinna, ethnic Mongolian activist and WHRD, was harassed by plainclothes police.
On 12 December 2019, Manzoor Pashteen Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader, was denied entry to Balochistan as he faces a 90-day ban on his entry into the province.
China: Chinese human rights lawyer banned from leaving the country to take up a law and human rights fellowship in the U.S.
May 1, 2019
On 1 April 2019, Chen Jiangang, prominent human rights lawyer was banned from boading his flight en route to the United States to take up a prestigious fellowship to study law and human rights.
Thailand: Sri Lankan HRD detained and deported
February 19, 2019
On 15 February 2019, Sydney Marcus Dias, well known Sri Lankan human rights activist and writer, was detained at Bangkok airport before being subsequently deported
China: Dissidents Forced to Leave China’s Guangdong in ‘Stability Maintenance’ Crackdown
January 7, 2019
On 21 December 2018, Huang Simin, rights lawyer, and her husband, the dissident writer Li Xuewen, were ordered by state security police in Foshan, a suburb of Guangzhou, to leave the city immediately and return to their home amid an ever-widening “stability maintenance” operation