On 10 July 2019, Mr. Gokhriya Badole, Mr. Bhurala Achale, Mr. Rakesh Achale and Mr. Vakil, all of whom are defenders from Siwal village and members of Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan working for the protection of Adivasi rights, were left severely injured after authorities opened fire on them as they protested against their eviction from their land. Authorities also filed an FIR against the peaceful protesters.
On 30 July 2019, Mai Hongsreang, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist, was arrested marking the 14th such arrest of activists associated with the banned political party.
On 22 July 2019, Cheng Yuan, Liu Yongze and Xiao Wu, all of whom are members of the public interest law NGO, Changsha Funeng, have been incommunicado.The three are being held by the state security police in Hunan’s provincial capital Changsha on suspicion of “subversion of state power,” according to a lawyer connected with the case.
On 18 July 2019, Vice President Leni Robredo and several other human rights defenders, had a complaint filed against them alleging incitement to sedition.
On 10 July 2019, several defenders had an FIR filed against them for their role in writing and circulating a poem that explores the life experience of the people who are harassed in the National Register of Citizens process in Assam. Several of the defenders have also received threats to their life, threats of rape and other sexual assault.
On 19 July 2019, Hun Sokha and Keo Rattana, the publishers of Facebook-based CPNTV and TN TV Online, respectively, were arrested after livestreaming 20 families block a company’s heavy machinery from clearing disputed land.
On 4 July 2019, Zhang Baocheng, who has previously taken part in the New Citizens Movement calling on ruling Chinese Communist Party leaders to reveal details of their personal assets, has been formally arrested on “terrorism” charges
China: Poet Detained in China’s Yunnan After Sharing Video of Hong Kong Pop-Star’s UN Appeal
July 31, 2019
On 11 July 2019, Wang Zang, poet and political activist was detained by police.
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.