India: two media workers, wife arrested on false charge for reporting COVID-19-related corruption
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India: threats against media worker investigating factory pollution
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Vietnam: family of detained political prisoner prevented from leaving home, beaten, arrested
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China: pro-democracy defender surveilled after serving the jail term (Update)
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Afghanistan: staff of National Human Rights Commission killed
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Kazakhstan: two community-based defenders detained for peacefully advocating for their relatives
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Philippines: 18 LGBTIQ rights defenders, including NGO workers, arrested during a peaceful march
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Malaysia: media worker questioned, investigated for reporting the findings of fatal hospital fire incident
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Indonesia: three students beaten for protesting against government shortcomings on illegal mining sites
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China: 14 pepper sprayed by police, arrested for protesting against looming national security law
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China: pro-democracy defender held in pre-detention is handed down 4-years jail term on catch-all charge
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Afghanistan: media director summoned for reporting alleged illegal smuggling of medical equipment to counter COVID-19
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China: three detained NGO workers formally indicted (Update)
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Indonesia: LGBTI media association webinar interrupted by YouTube while live broadcasting
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Vietnam: four land righs defenders detained, their houses violently raided
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Thailand: WHRD receives online death threat ahead of a webinar
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China: human rights lawyer tried for subversion after over a year of pre-trial detention
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Philippines: media worker, NGO staff arrested on false charges are denied proper legal defence during the trial (Update)
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Vietnam: detained blogger handed down harsh sentence over social media posting (Update)
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Maldives: women's rights NGO victim of online harassment
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Kazakhstan: pro-democracy defender sentenced to three-years restricted freedom for criticising Government handling of COVID pandemic (Update)
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Cambodia: six environmental defenfers prevented to stage a demonstration to raise awareness on protected area
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Philippines: NGO worker victim of online red-tagging after organising a rally against the Anti-Terrorism Law
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China: detained pro-democracy defender is formally arrested, his whereabouts remain unknown (Update)
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Myanmar: six HRDs charged under catch-all provision for a peaceful mob
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Pakistan: two media workers temporarily abducted, tortured for reporting poor conditions of a quarantine center
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China: missing lawyer-turned-citizen journalist is detained, formally indicted on vague charges (Update)
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India: media worker reporting on land expropriations linked to sand mafia is gunned down
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Cambodia: pro-democacy defender convicted to two-year imprisonment in absentia (Update)
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China: detained human rights lawyer secretely convicted to four-year jail term (Update)
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Indonesia: seven detained Papuan defenders sentenced to improsonment on treason charge for their role in 2019 protests
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Thailand: student charged under violation of COVID-19 regulation for organising a rally
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Indonesia: two indigenous rights defenders convicted on false accusation (Update)
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Philippines: Maria Ressa and former Rappler reporter found guilty of cyberlibel (Update)
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India: executive director of media outlet charged for reporting Government's shortcomings on COVID-19
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Philippines: NGO worker goes missing
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Vietnam: independent journalist critical of the Government arrested
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Philippines: 14 students face physical violence, temporary arrest for protesting against the anti-terror bill
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Cambodia: monk and environmental defender investigated under sexual misconduct allegations, police conduct house search (Update)
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China: 13 NGO staff summoned by the police for allegedly organising unauthorised assembly in Hong Kong
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Indonesia: two students intimidated, doxxed ahead of online discussion on Papua
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Kazakhstan: women demanding financial support forcibly quarantined
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China: two media workers charged with riot for reporting Hong Kong protest a year before
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Pakistan: WHRD and academic victim of online smear campaign
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Nepal: media worker threatened, arrested for covering farmers' issue
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Kazakhstan: 12 detained for calling on the EU to take action for Kazakh people
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Nepal: police use water cannons, batons against over 150 people protesting Government hanling of the pandemic, 8 taken into custody
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Thailand: group of students arrested for demonstrating against the alleged abduction of an anti-Government dissident in Cambodia
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Sri Lanka: police raids home of a prominent journalist, seizes her laptop
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Sri Lanka: human rights lawyer temporarily detained for inquiring into the arrest of protesters
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Kazakhstan: over 100 detained in different cities for staging simultaneous rallies demanding democratic reforms
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Philippines: eight including minors chased down and arrested for protesting against the anti-terrorism bill
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China: two ethnic Mongolian herders and community-based defenders sentenced to jail for protesting against Government land-grabbing
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India: around 150 arrested for staging a peaceful demonstration on World Environment Day
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Cambodia: media worker summoned after covering a land grabbing case
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Cambodia: 18 environmental defenders prevented to stage an event by local authorities
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Malaysia: five labour rights defenders temporarily arrested, charged for peacefully protesting
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Cambodia: NGO worker temporarily arrested, prevented from reporting workers' protest
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Cambodia: award-winner monk and environmental defender victim of online harassment and false accusation via social media
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Kyrgyzstan: prominent HRD interrogated, arrested on spurious charges
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Philippines: urban poor leader shot dead after being thretened, red-tagged
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Thailand: Community-based WHRD visited by police after publicly demanding Emergency Decree to be revoked
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Indonesia: four community-based defender arrested for staging a demonstration against a fellow community member imprisonment
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China: pro-democracy defender arrested for joining an online petition demanding democracy in Hong Kong
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Cambodia: union leader intimidated after his request to hold a protest got denied by authorities
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India: Dalit HRD arrested, his valuable seized for reporting different caste-based punishment of policemen
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Indonesia: media worker faces death threats, online harassment after reporting president's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions
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India: student leader investigated, sent to judicial remand over alleged participation to ant CAA protests
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China: police uses tear gas and water cannon against thousands of protesters in Hong Kong and arrest at least 120
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Sri Lanka: media worker assaulted, threatened after covering Muslim event to demonstrate participants respect of social distancing
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Vietnam: blogger detained for allegedly conducting anti-state propaganda, personal belongings of him and his family are seized
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Sri Lanka: media outlet urges investigation against NGO
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India: two female students investigated, arrested on false charges over their ivolvement in countrywide demonstration
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Vietnam: pro-democracy HRD interrogated, temporarily detained for writing on police assault against civilians in a land dispute
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Vietnam: pro-democracy HRD arrested, his house searched for allegedly disseminating information critical of the Government
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India: media worker summoned for reporting destruction of civilan houses resulting from gunfight involving security forces
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Singapore: pro-demoracy defender summoned by the police two months after sharing a picture of himself holding a banner
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China: prominent human rights lawyer intimidated ahead of Government meeting
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Nepal: media worker arrested for online criticising the Goverment maladministration of the pandemic
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India: WHRD arrested for commenting online Government inaction in fatal environmental incident
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India: media worker faces judicial harassment for reporting on the mismanagement and negligence at a quarantine centre
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Indonesia: community-based defender arrested without warrant over alleged property damage
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Cambodia: independent journalist arrested over false charges for covering alleged land-grabbing on protected areas
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China: pro-democracy defender surveilled, arrested over false charge
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China: blogger disappears, arrested for online criticising Government measures to tackle the pandemic
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Sri Lanka: students commemorating genocide are intimidated by the police
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Indonesia: media worker beaten by village chief for sharing the story of a poor elderly villager ignored by local authorities
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Nepal: media worker receives death threats after reporting hospital staff's negligence and irregularities
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Philippines: female media worker victim of online red-tagging
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Bangladesh: student group victim of Government-orchestrated online attack
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Kyrgyzstan: detained HRD life sentence is upheld by the Supreme Court
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South Korea: media worker sued by mayor for criticising the handling of COVID-19 outbreak
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China: at least 250 arrested in Hong Kong for anti-Government protest
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China: human rights lawyer disappears after having shared on social media a letter critical to the Government
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Thailand: indigenous rights defender is visited by a military officer for speaking out against a case of violenve by local authorities
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Vietnam: detained defenders convicted to 15-month imprisonment
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Malaysia: media worker questioned by the police over Tweets about migrants' mass arrest
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Philippines: four NGO workers temporarily arrested while conducting investigative work
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India: two community-based defenders arrested on spurious charges for distributing food, denied to set bail
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Philippines: investigative reporter shot dead
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Bangladesh: NGO worker is taken into custody by the police without warrant over alleged violations of repressive law
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Nepal: media worker harassed, his camera snatched by the police for reporting a case of Dalit discrimination
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India: detained student leader and WHRD is victim of online vilification during her pregnancy (Update)
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Myanmar: six labour rights defenders jailed for organising a strike allegedly in violations of COVID-19 orders
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Indonesia: media worker arrested under repressive law for reporting a land conflict between comany and indigenous peoples
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Bangladesh: missing media worker is arrested as soon as he shows up after nearly 2 months (Update)
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Philippines: 28 community-based defenders arrested in different locations for distributing food
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Pakistan: minority rights defender shot dead (Update)
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Philippines: two labour leaders arrested for allegedly breaking quarantine rules
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Afghanistan: media worker and WHRD harassed and vilified online for criticising religious gathering during the pandemic
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Philippines: 42 arrested while staging a peaceful protest for the killing of a fellow defender
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China: police use tear gas against over a hundred protesters while peacefully demonstrating in Hong Kong
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Indonesia: media worker assaulted by village chief for reporting maladministration of COVID-19-earmarked budget
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China: long-term journalist critical of the government is sentenced to 15-year imprisonment
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Philippines: long-term pro-democracy defenders assassinated
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Philippines: several NGOs victim of online red-tagging
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China: Hong Kong jailed pro-democracy defender is rejected appeal against harsh sentence (Update)
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Kazakhstan: long-term NGO Director victim of smear campaign
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China: long-term pro-democracy activist arrested after criticising the detention of fellow defenders over COVID-19 information sharing
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Thailand: SOGI rights and community based defenders arrested after joining a demonstration
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Thailand: environmental rights defender sued by industrial waste management company for complaining about its environmental impact
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Vietnam: blogger is handed down 5-year jail term over Facebook posts critical of the Government
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Cambodia: 7 community representatives temporarily detained, interrogated for asking the Government additional COVID-19-related assistance
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Nepal: media worker intimidated for reporting irregularities on relief material purchasing
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India: freelance media worker questioned and temporatily detained by the police over a tweet critical of the Government handling of COVID-19
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Philippines: indigenous coalition, its leaders and their family members targeted by online red-tagging campaign
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Vietnam: detained blogger is sentenced to 18-month jail term over social media posts (Update)
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Indonesia: indigenous rights defender dies in custody while under trial, after not receiving adequate healthcare (Update)
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Indonesia: seven HRDs arrested while peacefully protesting for self-determination
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Philippines: nine workers and labour rights defenders repeatedly harassed during the lockdown
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Indonesia: six indigenous rights defenders sentenced to jail term for organising a peaceful protest
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China: human rights lawyer receives disciplinary sanction for defending a fellow lawyer
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India: media worker arrested after reporting Government's shortcomings on COVID-19 handling
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Vietnam: long-term HRD arrested, his house searched for allegedly triggering social disorder via social media posts on COVID-19
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Bangladesh: media worker beaten up, two more intimidated while covering misappropriation of rice for distribution during COVID-19 lockdown
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Indonesia: NGO worker got his WhatsApp hacked, later arrested based on text messages sent by the hacker
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Cambodia: staff of an environmental NGO threatened to be arrested while documenting illegal logging
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China: detained WHRD sentenced to 4-year jail term (Update)
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India: three student leaders, two of whom already detained, face judicial harassment over fabricated charges
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China: detained HRD allegedly in poor health conditions is prevented from meeting his mother (Update)
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Pakistan: elder HRD under trial is summoned by the court in a bid to revoke its bail (Update)
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Vietnam: pro-democracy defender long-term sentence for online criticising the Government is confirmed by the second instance court
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Philippines: NGO worker arrested without warrant over a satirical Facebook post
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Indonesia: police and military disbanded event organised by and environmental NGO to distribute free masks
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India: media worker receives online threats after publishing an article on wildlife hunting during the lockdown
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India: another journalist charged on false terrorims charges under repressive law
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Philippines: volunteers providing relief packs get red-tagged and charged with false accusations
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China: 15 pro-democracy defenders arrested over concerning Chinese interference
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Philippines: peasant leader killed over alleged link to rebel group
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Nepal: two media workers beaten up for covering COVID-19 issue
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Vietnam: WHRD arrested, held incommunicado for allegedly spreading false news on COVID-19 and tarnishing Government's reputation
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Bangladesh: media editors, reporters accused under draconian law for covering irregularities on relief distribution
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India: photoreporter charged under repressive law
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Kazakhstan: another pro-democracy defender arrested
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China: three detained defenders found guilty under catch-all charge for staging a solidarity demonstration with imprisoned HRDs
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Pakistan: minority rights defender arrested on hate-speech charge
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Kazakhstan: pro-democracy defender arrested over false charges faces long-term imprisonment, his houses raided
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China: three bloggers detained for online sharing of censored articles on COVID-19
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Vietnam: pro-democracy defender arbitrarily placed under quarantine and questioned, his phone and Fecebook credentials seized
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Nepal: two media workers threatened for reporting ongoing mining operations during lockdown
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Nepal: media worker arrested for allegedly spreading fake news on COVID-19
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India: two HRDs sent to custody on fabricated charges
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Sri Lanka: prominent human rights lawyer arbitrarily arrested, his house raided under baseless terrorism link
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Vietnam: two prisoners of coscience beaten while in temporary detention
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Philippines: peasant leader arrested on false charges
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India: female student arrested on false charges for joining countrywide demonstration
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Sri Lanka: blogger arrested over a misunderstood Facebook post after receiving online death threats
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Cambodia: media worker arrested for making a comment critical of the Government on social media
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Thailand: environmental advocate monk shot dead by village chief for violating curfew, falsely alleging he was owning a firearm
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India: two indigenous rights defenders arbitrarily arrested, judicially harassed
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Philippines: urban poor community raided by the police, threatened to halt food supply if they do not stop the protest
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Philippines: indigenous community members beaten by the police while protesting against mining-related activities, a leader arrested
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Kazakhstan: blogger arrested for reporting social issues during the pandemic
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Nepal: media worker receives death threats after criticising local politician handling on COVID-19
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Philippines: student journalist forced by his University professors and local administration to apologise for his criticism against Government's handling of Covid-19 pandemic
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China: human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang released after 4,5 years in jail, is sent away from home for allegedly quarantine
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India: NGO worker judicially harassed for exposing living conditions of poor communities under lockdown
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Philippines: human rights lawyer publicly accused by Duterte of 'black propaganda' amid the Government efforts to tackle Covid-19
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Thailand: WHRDs face backlash for exposing maladministration related to Covid-19
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India: community-based HRD and public health physician detained for criticising local Government in a Facebook post
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India: academic and pro-democracy activist falsely charged for joining a hunger strike
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Cambodia: labour leader prosecuted, arrested for complaining about collective lay-off due to COVID-19
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Philippines: protesters arrested for staging a peaceful rally demanding food
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India: two NGO workers judicially harassed and arbitrarily arrested, later released on bail
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Singapore: two young demonstrators under investigation for joining global youth campaign on climate change
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Bangladesh: media worker severely injured, seven others beaten for reporting irregularities in relief distribution