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, May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010

China Official Gets Suspended Death Sentence for Graft
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), May 20, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤)
被劳教的毛恒凤家人呼吁国际社会关注其安危 (Mao Hengfeng's Family Appeals to International Community for Attention after Mao Is Transferred to Anhui Reeducation-Through-Labor Facility)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010

Nine Arrested for the Fatal Flooding of N China Coal Mine
Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2010

Judge Suspended in Coerced Confession Case
Associated Press (via Google News), May 20, 2010

Respect Those Who Fight for Rights, Says American Law Don
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2010

Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers Who Don't Want to Leave
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2010

Protests and Petitions
鄂残疾人为生存 连日在政府门前抗议 (Disabled Residents of Guangshui, Hubei Gather before Government Offices Protesting Their Treatment)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010

Public Health
Organ Trafficking Trial Exposes Grisly Trade
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), May 19, 2010

Ma Wants to Meet Hu ... Sometime
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2010

复印实名针对藏文 数百藏歌校内严禁 (Tibetans Must ID Themselves before Making Copies and Hundreds of Tibetan Songs Banned from Schools)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010
Related news:
打字复印拉萨将实行实名登记制 (Lhasa Implements Real-Name Registration System for Typing and Photocopy Services)
Lhasa Evening News, May 11, 2010

New Photocopy Rules Introduced in Tibet
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2010
国际声援西藏运动报道北京对西藏知识分子的打压 (International Campaign for Tibet Report: Beijing's Suppression of Tibetan Intellectuals)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010
Related information:
A 'Raging Storm': The Crackdown on Tibetan Writers and Artists after Tibet's Spring 2008 Protests
International Campaign for Tibet, May 18, 2010
维吾尔族学者伊力哈木·土赫提被禁出国 (Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Barred from Leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010