On 12 May 2019, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser has been killed in Kabul.
India: Probe seeks into `manipulated’ video of Prof. Fathima Babu
November 30, 2018
On 28 November 2018, Prof. Fathima Babu, convenor of anti-Sterlite coalition, has been featured in a manipulated video has been circulated since two days, in the social media websites and platforms, which allegedly portrays her in a compromising position with her colleague Mr. Raja, who is also associated with the anti-Sterlite movement.
India: Activist Rehana Fathima arrested
November 28, 2018
On 27 November 2018, Rehana Fathima, an advocate of gender equality and women’s rights, was arrested on the charge of having attempted to foment enmity between communities by posting religiously controversial comments and pictures pertaining to the entry of women of all age groups to Sabarimala.
On 22 June 2018, At least five women working for an NGO have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in eastern India’s Jharkhand state, police have said.
On March 4 2018, 9 Chinese feminists were detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and creating a disturbance” after planning to highlight sexual harassment on International Women’s Day. 4 were released and 5 remains in detention.
China: Prominent Chinese Feminist Social Media Account Shuttered on International Women’s Day
March 12, 2018
On 8 March 2018,The Feminist Voices account on Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, received a notice saying it was suspended due to “irregularities”.
On 8 March 2018, a women’s rights group said their members were attacked by several men after a peaceful march in Kuala Lumpur to mark International Women’s Day.
Bangladesh: Sultana Kamal publicly threatened by Islamist hardline group Hefazat-e-Islam
June 9, 2017
On 2 June 2017, human rights defender, Sultana Kamal, was publicly threatened with arrest, exile and violence by radical group Hefazat-e-Islam Dhaka City Committee, who willfully misrepresented the comments she made during a talk show broadcast on the private news channel News 24.
Sri Lanka: Human Rights Organizations call on Sri Lanka to ensure safety of two HRDs: Nimalka Fernando and Sunanda Deshapriva
April 18, 2017
Since the adoption of the resolution on 23rd March, Ms. Nimalka Fernando and Mr. Sunanda Deshapriya have been subject to smear campaigns online, which would pose them to a risk for attack, intimidation and harassment.
Pakistan: Muhammad Jan Gigyani Killed
March 31, 2017
On 4 March 2017, prominent lawyer and human rights defender Muhammad Jan Gigyani was murdered by two armed, unknown assailants in Shabqadar, a small town located near the Afghan border, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.