Myanmar: Myanmar students sentenced to hard labour over protest
February 14, 2019
On 13 February 2019, seven Myanmar students were sentenced to three months in jail with hard labour for burning portraits of officials in protest over campus safety
On 21 January 2019, seven members of Marxism study groups at two top universities were detained amid a nationwide crackdown on Maoist supporters of a labor movement in the southern province of Guangdong.
Bangladesh: 5,000 workers protesting low wages in Bangladeshi garment factories have been fired
February 2, 2019
On 31 January 2019 some 5,000 workers or possibly more have lost their jobs, following massive protests in the country to demand higher pay
On 20 January 2019, at least five Chinese activists have been arrested by police for allegedly “disturbing public order” in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on labour activism.
Nepal: 17 protesters arrested
February 1, 2019
On 29 January 2019, 50 members of congress were detained for staging a protest in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence to express solidarity with Dr KC. On 30 January 2019 at least 32 Nepalese human rights activists, including nine women, were arrested in Kathmandu for staging anti-government protests.
On 12 October 2018),f Ms. Sutharee Wannasiri, a human rights consultant and former Thailand human rights specialist with the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Fortify Rights, and Mr. Nan Win, a migrant worker from Myanmar, was targetted for judicial harassment for denouncing labour rights violations by a Thai company against migrant workers.
On May 14 2018, Redemptorist Father Joseph Dinh Huu Thoai, who regularly speaks out against human rights violations and abuses of religious freedom, was barred from leaving the country for reasons still unsubstantiated. On May 16 2018,Maria Do Thi Minh Hanh, president of the civil society Viet Labor Movement was also stopped from taking a flight to Germany to visit her mother.
On 5 May 2018, three protesters were detained by police after participating in a demonstration regarding the lack of benefits provided to employees who were laid off from the state-owned banking sector.
On March 26 2017, Andy Hall, a British labour rights activist, was ordered to pay 10 million baht (US$321,000) in damages to a company that filed a civil defamation suit after he helped expose alleged human rights violations at its factory, by a court in Bangkok.
China: Chinese Court Upholds Jail Term of Petitioner Amid Nationwide Crackdown on Complaints
February 22, 2018
On February 21 2018, Jiang Yarong, active petitioner, was found guilty by the court of first instance in Shaanxi’s Xianyang city of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” after she repeatedly took complaints to Beijing, and immediately lodged an appeal.