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.
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 10 June 2019, Dai Zigeng, the former editor-in-chief of state media group Beijing News, was detained earlier this month for allegedly committing “serious violations of disciple and law.”
On 30 April 2019, Angkhana Neelapaijit, National Human Rights Commissioner of Thailand who has repeatedly spoken out about Thailand’s pressing human rights problems under the military junta, has been placed under investigation.
On 6 April 2016, Shahzeb Jillani, an investigative reporter who has worked for the BBC and Deutsche Welle, and works regularly for the Urdu-language TV channel Dunya News, was accused of violating four articles in the 2016 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and two criminal code provisions.
On 29 April 2019, Jolovan Wham, pro-democracy activist, was fined for questioning the independence of the judiciary on Facebook, the latest case to highlight what critics say is the country’s heavy-handed approach towards dissent.
On 1 April 2019, Nay Myo Zin, a staunch activist who has stood up for farmers and others who have faced injustices, had a criminal case filed against him. His bail was refused.
On 22 April 2019, Tsogjil, 40, who hosted a number of discussion groups on the social media platform WeChat, was detained on April 16 in the regional capital Hohhot.
Vietnam: One More Missionary Imprisoned for Exercising Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief
April 1, 2019
On 15 March 2019, Ksor Ruk, FORB defender was sentenced to ten years in prison for a trumped-up allegation of attempt to re-establish Dega independent state.