• India: Villagers protesting aganist their forced eviction severely injured
    August 2, 2019

    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.

  • Philippines: Organisations accused in communist smear campaign
    July 31, 2019

    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.

  • India: Greater Kashmir editor being questioned by NIA in Delhi
    July 30, 2019

    On 8 July 2019, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, the editor and owner of the Greater Kashmir, the largest circulated English newspaper in Kashmir for over a week, known for reporting on human rights abuses, has been questioned by the National Investigation Agency.

  • Philippines: Reported revocation of PAHRA SEC registration a gag order – iDEFEND
    June 4, 2019

    On 10 May 2019, Government propaganda machine Philippine News Agency is misleading the public and falsely reported that PAHRA’s operation as NGO is illegal because its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration has been revoked. In its continuing attack on civil society, the Duterte administration, now through the SEC named PAHRA along with other human rights and sectoral organizations as communist supporters.

  • Phiilippines: RMP-NMR staff and her mother harassed
    February 28, 2019

    On February 11, RMP-NMR staff Gleceria Balangiao and her mother Gloria Jandayan were forcibly brought to a military camp for “questioning” and were held for more than a week for interrogation. No charges were filed against them and their families were threatened that if they file a case against the military, the two captives will be thrown in jail for non-bailable offenses.

  • Philippines: Missionary group worker gets threatening text messages
    February 28, 2019

    On 12 February 2019, an employee of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) , received on Monday afternoon threating text messages from an unknown sender

  • Philippines: Red tagging of defenders in the Philppines
    February 28, 2019

    On 22 February 2019, several groups and individuals – many of whom are HRDS – were tagged as members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

  • Thailand: Online harassment and threats against WHRD
    February 22, 2019

    Beginning 16 Octiber 2016, a number of WHRDs, including Ms.Angkhana Neelapaijit, Ms.Pornpen Khongkachonkietand Ms.Anchana Hemmina, have been subject to online harassment

  • Thailand: Human rights commissioner sues news outlets over murder comments
    February 22, 2019

    On 2 June 2017, Angkhana Neelapaijit, a National Human Rights Commissioner, had false information criculated about her over her comments on the high-profile murder case.

  • Philippines: Kidnapping raps filed vs Karapatan over custody of Sagay massacre child witness
    November 16, 2018

    On November 5 2018, Katherine Panguban, head of the National Union of People’s Lawyers Women and Children’s Committee, recieved charges for kidnapping and serious illegal detention.