Thursday, August 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刘飞跃被加控“为境外非法提供国家秘密罪” (“Illegally leaking state secrets abroad” added to website founder Liu Feiyue’s charges)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-08162017105148.html

就因吴淦开庭余文生2017年8月12日至14日被软禁一案 余文生向有关部门提起控告 (Lawyer Yu Wensheng sues local authorities for putting him under house arrest on the day of Wu Gan’s trial)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/2017-8-12-14-1967-11-11-24-6-107-602.html

Liu Xia has left Beijing, relatives told, rights group says
Hong Kong Standard, August 16, 2017
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=95233&sid=4

瞿明学向甘肃省人民检察院提起控告 要求立案追究涉案人员徇私枉法、破坏选举的刑事责任 (Qu Mingxue files accusation against Gansu Provincial People’s Procuratorate, requesting investigation into favoritism and criminal responsibility for sabotaging elections)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post_60.html

限制维权人士行动有新招 张宝成半月两度被指“吸毒”(New tactics to limit actions of human rights activists: Zhang Baocheng accused of “taking drugs” for second time this month)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08162017105030.html

新疆温泉哈萨克族牧民被秘判12年 (Kazakh herdsman sentenced to 12 years in Wenquan, Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08152017113604.html

丈夫大陆被拘,妻子奔走联合国呼吁救人 (Wife appeals to United Nations to rescue husband detained in mainland)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/gf2-08162017104033.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

福州新店镇强拆 居民割脉抗争 (Resident cuts veins to protest demolitions in Xindian, Fuzhou)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08162017104834.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Official fired after cover-up of fatal mining accident
Sixth Tone, August 15, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000690/official-fired-after-cover-up-of-fatal-mining-accident

Former national legislator sentenced to life imprisonment for organizing prostitution
Xinhua, August 15, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/15/c_136528328.htm

Former head of Chinese news agency investigated for graft
Reuters, August 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-publishing-idUSKCN1AW0UQ

福建前7月1068人违反八项规定被处分 含8名厅官 (Fujian punishes 1,068 officials for violating party principles during the first seven months of 2017)
People.com, August 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0817/c1001-29477104.html

贵州:上半年处理违规违纪纪检监察干部218人 (Guizhou punishes 218 officials from local discipline inspection authority for violating disciplines during the first six months of 2017)
People.com, August 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/ywkx/n1/2017/0817/c363762-29476392.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple's iCloud facility in China to be overseen by Guizhou province
Reuters, August 16, 2017
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/apples-icloud-facility-in-china-to-be-overseen-by-guizhou-province-1738370

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong jails Joshua Wong and democracy activists over 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/breaking-hong-kong-jails-joshua-wong-democracy-activists-2014-umbrella-movement-protests/

Related:
雙學三子改判入獄 黃之鋒囚半年 羅冠聰囚8個月 周永康囚7個月 3人將上訴 (Hong Kong student leaders jailed for six to eight months, all three will appeal)
Mingpao, August 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170817/s00001/1502934884818

Asked about jailing of protesters, chief secretary vows to improve communication with city’s youth
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107014/asked-about-jailing-protesters-chief-secretary-vows-improve

I am mentally prepared for jail, says activist Joshua Wong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/16/i-mentally-prepared-jail-says-activist-joshua-wong/

Video: “First Umbrella”—the dramatic chain of events which sparked the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/video-first-umbrella-dramatic-chain-events-sparked-2014-pro-democracy-occupy-protests/

Hong Kong democrat charged with “misleading” police over abduction claim
Reuters, August 17, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1AX061

Related:
林子健涉誤導警務人員准保釋候訊 (Howard Lam released on bail after being charged with misleading the police)
Apple Daily, August 17, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170817/57091625

香港專上學生聯會就反東北案刑期覆核判決之聲明 (Hong Kong student union issues statement concerning verdicts of New Territory land rights activists)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051414

Commentary (评论)

China exercises jurisdiction within Hong Kong borders
The Liberty Web, August 16, 2017
http://eng.the-liberty.com/2017/6878/

China should release Liu Xia, or risk repeating a terrible injustice
The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/china-should-release-liu-xia-or-risk-repeating-a-terrible-injustice/article35995522/

十三人在獄中失去的自由,是為成全我們的自由 (13 lose their freedom in prison to allow us to have freedom)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051420