Right to housing

  • Vietnam: Forced Eviction in Catholic Community of Loc Hung Leaves Hundreds of Families Homeless and Destitute, Including Many Political Activists
    January 15, 2019

    On 8 January 2019, Hundreds of residents, many of them political activists, were evicted from their land finding themselves homeless, with neither compensation for the lost land nor the benefit of a resettlement program.

  • Vietnam: Vietnamese musician and activist evicted after Trump protest
    November 13, 2017

    On 12 November 2017. Mai Khoi, musician and activist, was evicted from her home after protesting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • China: Feminist activist faced eviction by Beijing authorities
    January 19, 2017

    On 18 January 2017, the Chinese artist and feminist Ye Haiyan denounced on her twitter that she is facing eviction from her home in Beijing’s Songzhuang artists’ village after she criticized the Maoist left. The ruling Communist Party secretary initially said she could stay if she stopped posting on social media, but she refused and moved ahead with the eviction order.

  • Vietnam: dissident attorney’s house vandalized
    January 9, 2017

    On 5 January 2016, unidentified thugs vandalized the home of a prominent human-rights attorney in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • India: journalist harassed and evicted from her house
    October 14, 2016

    On 7 and 8 February 2016, the home of the journalist Malini Subramanium was targeted by a group of 20 persons shouting abusive slogans at her and throwing stones at her house, shattering the window glass of the human rights defender’s car which was parked outside. On 18 February, Ms. Subramanium’s landlord was forced by the police to evict Ms. Subramanium from her residence.

  • India: police harassed a landlord to convince him to evict two human rights lawyers from their houses and offices
    October 14, 2016

    On 18 February 2016, the landlord of Shalini Gera and Isha Khandelwal of Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group was pressured by police to evict the lawyers from their offices and houses in Jagdalpur town, India.

  • India: journalist harassed and forced to leave her house
    October 11, 2016

    On 8 February 2016, the home of human rights defender Ms Malini Subramaniam in Jagdalpur city was attacked by unknown assailants. On 18 February 2016, human rights defender and journalist Ms Malini Subramaniam and her family were forced to leave their home in the Bastar region, India, after the owners of their rented accommodation were threatened by police.

  • Bangladesh: Child Rights Activists arrested
    October 7, 2015

    On September 12, 2015 police entered a house and arrested four activists of a voluntary organisation ‘Adommo Bangladesh Foundation’ that provided shelter to homeless and street children: Arifur Rahman (24), Hasibul Hasan (19), Zakia Sultana (19) and Firoze Alam (21) were arrested under allegations of trafficking 10 children; and were taken into remand.

  • Cambodia: police bar Borei Keila march on eviction anniversary
    January 9, 2015

    On the 3rd January 2015, police blocked around 100 Borei Keila community protesters from marching to Phnom Penh’s National Assembly to deliver a petition protesting their evictions three years ago. 300 families were evicted from their homes on the 3rd January 2012 to make way for a residential development. The firm behind the project, Phanimex Development, agreed to build 10 adjacent apartment blocks for the families, but has only built eight of them.

  • Philippines: rights lawyer and community leader arrested during forced eviction
    November 25, 2014

    On the 25th November 2014, human rights lawyer Atty. Jose Aaron Pedrosa and community leader Jessica A. Zuniga were arrested by up to 20 police officers while pleading for a halt to the forced eviction of residents in Sitio Mahayag, Barangay Subang Daku, Mandaue City. According to Pedrosa, the police attempted to drag the residents, most of whom were women, into the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) vehicle. Atty. Pedrosa was brought to Police Station 2, Mandaue and charged with Obstruction of Justice.