Right to healthy and safe environment
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 28 June 2019, Sun Thun, a Cambodian Independent Teachers Association member and former provincial councillor with the CNRP, was assaulted by unknown men who beat him up and stole his phone in an alleged murder attempt.
On 28 June 2019, Sirawith “Ja New” Serithiwat, prominent pro-democracy defender was assaulted.
India: Brutal physical assault, cruel and inhuman treatment of a TV journalist and human rights defender Amit Sharma during the reporting of derailment of a goods train in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh
June 28, 2019
On 11 June 2019, Amit Sharma, who has extensively reported on corruption especially its prevalencein the GRP
forces, and the organised illegal nexus of the unauthorised vendors and GRPoperating in railway sector in Uttar Pradesh which involves huge illegal monetary transaction
in favour of the railway police, was brutally beaten by police
On 16 June 2019, Truong Minh Huong, local activist and land petitioner, was brutally beaten by plainclothes agents, leaving him injured.
On 13 June 2019, Ms. Cao Vinh Thinh, who is a key member of an unregistered environmental group Green Trees, was stopped from taking an international flight to Thailand in the early morning.
Throughout 12 June 2019, several protesters participating in the protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong were violently responded to by police who used tear gas, guns firing rubber bullets, pepper spray and baton charges to disperse the demonstration near government headquarters
On 10 June 2019, Peng Yonghe, human rights lawyer, was beaten and threatened by a group of unidentified people at the gate of the Huai’an Detention Center in Jiangsu on Monday, after he went there to visit his client.
On 9 June 2019, Fidelina Margarita Valle, journalist and WHRD, was arrested released nine hours later in an alleged case of ‘mistaken identity’.
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.