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 22, 2010

April 22, 2010

Top News of the Day
2 Chinese Lawyers Are Facing Disbarment for Defending Falun Gong
New York Times, April 22, 2010

Related information:
Lawyers Facing License Revocation Detail Irregular Courtroom Activities Permitted by Judge
Human Rights in China, April 20, 2010

2 China Lawyers who Defended Falun Gong Face Ban
Associated Press (via The Washington Post), April 22, 2010


Civil Society
Beijing Public Election Catches People's Eyes
China Daily, April 22, 2010

Corporate Social Accountability
Two Jailed for Life over Shanghai Building Failure
Associated Press, April 22, 2010

Official Sacked after Scenic Lake Filled for Luxury Villas
China Daily, April 22, 2010

Forced Demolition Leads to 11 Years in Jail
Shanghai Daily, April 22, 2010

Freedom of Speech
马尾法院新闻发布会通报三网民诽谤案 (Fujian Court Holds News Conference on 3 Netizens' Libel Trial)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2010

青年天安門喊口號被帶走 (Man Taken away After Shouting in Tiananmen Square "Go China, Go Yushu!")
Ming Pao, April 22, 2010

硕士辞职引发北京户口价值之争 (Seven Graduates Quitting Their Company "Earlier Than Expected" Sparks Legal Dispute over Price of Beijing's Hukou)
Legal Daily, April 21, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
谢福林狱中病情加重 家人公众呼吁保外就医 (Pan-blue Alliance Member Xie Fulin's Health Worsens; His Members, Family Call for Xie's Medical Parole)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2010

中央统战部长杜青林率团出访亚欧三国 (Director of United Front Work Department Visits Israel, Palestine, Hungary)
Eastday, April 22, 2010

Protests and Petitions
Villagers Kneel to Petition against Corruption
China Daily, April 22, 2010

Bulldozer Crushes Woman: Official Suspended
Shanghai Daily, April 22, 2010

Public Health
Guangdong Launches Organ Donation Scheme
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2010

Around China: Anti-HIV Network Launched
China Daily, April 22, 2010

First Hearing on Capital Punishment Held
China Post, April 22, 2010