Right to healthy and safe environment
On 10 July 2019, Mr. Gokhriya Badole, Mr. Bhurala Achale, Mr. Rakesh Achale and Mr. Vakil, all of whom are defenders from Siwal village and members of Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan working for the protection of Adivasi rights, were left severely injured after authorities opened fire on them as they protested against their eviction from their land. Authorities also filed an FIR against the peaceful protesters.
China: Hong Kong protesters beaten
August 1, 2019
On 21 July 2019, approximately 40 protesters were violently beaten by a group who were targeting unarmed passers-by wearing black, whom they believed to be anti-extradition protesters who were on their way home.
China: Mother of HRD incommunicado
July 31, 2019
On 12 July 2019, Pu Wenqing, mother of human rights activist and website founder Huang Qi was reported to be incommunicado.
On 7 July 2019, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao and Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), were accused as being members of communists parties in the country through propaganda posters.
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 8 July 2019, Shaikh Rizwan and Bashir Malik, journalists, were physically attacked.
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, around 20 protesters on a mass street protest at plans to build a new waste incineration plant have been detained.
China: Harassment of journalists in Hong Kong
July 30, 2019
From 7 July 2019, several journalists have been reportedly harassed by authorities.
On 2 July 2019, Citizens’ Radio, a non-profit broadcaster covering the Hong Kong protests, had its office vandalised by unknown men.