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.

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 20-22, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
李铁告深圳公安非法拘留 (Activist Li Tie's Suit against Shenzhen Police for Illegal Detention Heard in Court)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2009

Internet Censorship
China Disables Some Google Functions
New York Times, June 20, 2009

Outspoken Media Advocate Quits University Post amid Pressure
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2009

安徽砂廠爆炸16死 (16 Die in Anhui Factory Explosion)
Singtao Daily (via, June 22, 2009

Land Policy
广东阳江征地暴打农民 村民爬桥求救 (Violent Land Dispute in Yangjiang, Guangdong Continues; Villagers Unfurl Banner on Guangzhou’s Zhuhai Bridge Calling for Attention)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2009

Study: Beijing's Air Worse than at Past Olympics
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), June 20, 2009

19岁学生摘树叶遭4名城管群殴 市民围住现场 (19 Year-old Student Beaten by Four Urban Management Officials for Picking a Tree Leaf)
Chongqing Daily (via Net Ease), June 20, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Guangdong Hit By Second Bout of Unrest
South China Morning Post (via South China Morning Post), June 21, 2009

Order Restored Peacefully after Unrest in C China City
Xinhua News Agency, June 21, 2009

Related news:
City in Central China Rocked by Violent Riots: Residents
Agence France-Presse (via Google News), June 21, 2009
重庆石柱县检察院与上访者签双向承诺 (Procuratorate in Shizhu County, Chongqing Signs Bilateral Commitment with Petitioners)
The Beijing News (via Xinhua News Agency), June 22, 2009

数千名外地访民于京游行抗议 (Several Thousand Petitioners Demonstrate in Beijing, Many Intercepted and Detained)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2009

Tibetan Monks Tell Tale of Escape from China
New York Times, June 20, 2009

西藏高官﹕還會再有騷亂 (Tibetan Autonomous Region Party Secretary: Another Uprising Is Possible)
Ming Pao (via, June 22, 2009