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 10 June 2019, Gulalai Ismail was arrested on charges of delivering anti-state speeches.
India: Intimidation and Harassment of Fr Stan Swamy
June 27, 2019
On 12 June 2019, Fr Stan Swamy, community based defender, had his home raided by authorities.
On 27 March 2019, Cao Vinh Thinh, hanoi-based environmentalist was abducted when she was on her way to work. The kidnappers took her to a police station where they interrogated her about her activism until 10 PM. Police released her without returning her laptop and cell phone.
On 21 March 2019 Wei Zhili and Ke Chengbing, labour rights activists, were arrested and their homes raided by authorities
Thailand: Refugee blogger threatened
April 1, 2019
On 1 March 2019, Bach Hong Quyen, a Vietnamese blogger who fled his country and currently lives in Bangkok, was intimidated by authorities
India: Thokchom Veewon harassed
February 28, 2019
On 15 February 2019, Mr. Thokchom Veewon, former president and present advisor of Manipuri Student Association, Delhi (MSAD), was arbitrarily arrested and physically assaulted, his family threatened, and his home raided
Pakistan: Academician arrested in Pakistan for protest
February 11, 2019
On 9 February 2019, Ammar Ali Jan, academic and activist, was arrested and had his house raided for protesting against the death of ethnic Pashtun leader earlier this month
On 15 January 2019 China Lawyers’ Club set up last September by Tan Yongpei, a former rights attorney stripped of his license by the local justice bureau for taking on too many “sensitive” human rights cases, had their legal consultation office raided
On 14 January 2018, Mr. Nguyen Van Vien, a member of the unregistered group Brotherhood for Democracy (BFD), was arrested and charged him with “Activities against the people’s government” under Article 109 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code,