Vietnam: Many Activists Brutally Beaten while Visiting PoCs in Hunger Strike in Nghe An
July 30, 2019
On 12 July 2019, several defenders who were visiting Prison camp No. 6 to support the ongoing hunger strike of many prisoners of conscience in the camp were blocked from entering and physically assaulted.
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.
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 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