Right to privacy
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.
India: Illegal arrest, detention and torture of writer and human rights defender Rupesh Kumar Singh and Advocate Mithilesh Singh by Bihar police
June 28, 2019
On 4 June 2019, M, Mr. Rupesh Kumar Singh, prominent student leader, along
with Mr. Mithilesh Kumar Singh, a social activist and a lawyer at Ramgarh Civil
Court were illegally arrested, detained and tortured.
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.
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 23 April 2019, several dissidents were placed under police guard and stepped up city-wide security ahead of a high-profile conference showcasing President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” global infrastructure plan.
China: Dissidents, Petitioners Under House Arrest, Silenced For Xi Jinping’s Chongqing Trip
May 1, 2019
On 15 April 2019, several dissidents, Petitioners were placed Under House Arrest in order to silence them For Xi Jinping’s Chongqing Trip
On 9 April 2019, Wei Zhili, labour activist, was reportedly watched and closely surveilled as he met his wife who visited him in the detention centre where he is being held. This harassment has been on-going.
On 25 March 2019, the family and relatives of former prisoner of conscience Mrs. Pham Thanh Nghien has been harassed and besieged by police in Hai Phong City when she and her husban former political prisoner Huynh Anh Tu and their daughter visited her home city in Dong Hai 1 ward, Hai An district.
Philippines: Cyberattacks against Karaptan’s website
February 18, 2019
Since 20 January 2019, KARAPATAN’s, an organisation which works for the advancement of people’s rights, has had their website hacked by an unknown source
On 14 January 2018, Mr. Nguyen Van Vien, a member of the unregistered group Brotherhood for Democracy (BFD), was arrested and charged him with “Activities against the people’s government” under Article 109 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code,