On 15 June 2019, Ryan Hubilla and Nelly Bagasala, HRD, were gunned down by unidentified men.
On 6 June 2019, Ram Punyani, academic and civil rights activist, has received threat calls and abuses from unidentified callers at night on his residential phone line following which he has filed an FIR with the Mumbai police.
Vietnam: Four Former Prisoners of Conscience Detained in Bordergate after Touring Cambodia
June 4, 2019
On 27 May 2019, Vietnam’s security forces have detained four former prisoners of conscience named Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, Nguyen Thi Truc Anh, Ho Cong Di and Vo Nhu Huynh after they returned from a tour in the neighboring country of Cambodia, Defend the Defenders has learned.
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 1 April 2019, Xinna, ethnic Mongolian activist and WHRD, was harassed by plainclothes police.
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: Cyber attack downs NUJP site twice
February 28, 2019
On 8 February 2019, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), an organisation promoting freedom of expression and freedom of press, had their website subject to cyber attack
Vietnam: Vietnamese Activists Kept Under Wraps During US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi
February 28, 2019
Since 26 February 2019, various HRDs have been monitored, visited and threatened by state forces in a bid to intimidate them away from taking any action during the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi