The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006

Top News of the Day

Media - Internet Censorship
雅虎公司卷入第三位中国异见人士被判刑案 (Yahoo! Allegedly Involved in Conviction of Another Dissident Writer in China)
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2006
The U.S. Internet Company Yahoo! has been accused of helping the Chinese authorities to identify dissident writer Jiang Lijun, who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in 2003, according to the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders. This is the third time that Yahoo! has been implicated in the convictions of Chinese dissidents by disclosing their clients’ e-mail information to the government.

Related News
Yahoo Accused of Helping Jail Another Chinese Writer
CNET Networks, April 20, 2006


Children - Trafficking of Children
Orphanage Probed Over Baby Charges Claim
Xinhuanet, April 20, 2006

Death Penalty
甘肃宣传部原副部长石星光被害案开庭 三被告死刑 (Three Sentenced to Death for Killing Former Deputy Chief of Gansu Publicity Department)
Xinhuanet, April 20, 2006

Human Rights
China's Silence Boosts Tyrants
International Herald Tribune, April 20, 2006

Congress Panel Will Discuss Rights Record
SCMP, April 20, 2006

Human Rights Abuses and Authoritarian Rule Dominate in China
Voice of America, April 20, 2006

Help U.S. Firms Free China's Web
International Herald Tribune, April 20, 2006

Police - Abuses
讨论:在中国刑讯逼供为何禁而不止?(Discussion: Why Has China Still Not Banned the Use of Torture to Extract Confessions?)
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2006

Public Health - HIV-AIDS/STDs
血友病人感染艾滋上海讨说法 (Hemophiliac Patients with HIV/AIDS Protest Against a Pharmaceutical Plant in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2006

讨论:中国没有人因为信仰被逮捕? (Discussion: Has Anyone Been Arrested for Their Religious Beliefs in China?)
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2006

Rural Issues
Farmers in China Face Great Wall
Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2006