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, August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010

Death Penalty
刑法修正案(八)拟取消13个经济性非暴力犯罪死刑 (Criminal Law Draft Revision (8) Removes 13 Economic Crimes from Death Penalty)
People's Daily, August 23, 2010
Related news:
China May Scrap Death Penalty for Some Crimes
Agence France-Presse, August 23, 2010
Hong Kong
人大常委會開幕將審議香港政改修正案 (NPC to Deliberate on HK Constitutional Reform)
China National Radio, August 23, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
AIDS Campaigner Detained by Authorities: Activists
China Post, August 23, 2010

廣西爆竹廠爆炸17人傷亡 (17 Casualties in Guangxi Fireworks Factory Blast)
China News Service, August 22, 2010

China Lawyers Urge Probe into Torture Claim in Mob Crackdown
Agence France-Presse, August 22, 2010
Related information:
敦请最高人民检察院立即对重庆打黑运动中的刑讯逼供问题依法调查的公开信 (Open Letter Urging that Supreme People's Procuratorate Immediately Investigate the Use of Torture to Extort Confessions in the Chongqing Anti-Corruption Campaign)
August 22, 2010
11屆全國人大常委會16次會議開幕 (NPC Standing Committee Session Commences Today)
China News Service, August 23, 2010

Beijing's 'Warning' to Media Just a Misunderstanding, Says Rita Fan
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2010

Censors Shut Website that Translates US Courses
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2010

記者爆企業黑幕 警千里追蹤調查 (Beijing Reporter Trailed by Police after Publishing Report Critical of Shandong Company)
Ming Pao, August 23, 2010

助鄰居「安樂死」 七旬翁緩刑 (Chongqing: Elderly Man Given Suspended Sentence for Assisting in Neighbor's Suicide)
Ming Pao, August 22, 2010

藏区公安会议主打反分裂 (Tibetan Region Public Security Hold Meeting on Targetting Separatism)
Ming Pao, August 22, 2010

Outspoken Tibetan Detained by China on Separatism Charges Stuck in Legal Limbo, Lawyer Says
The Canadian Press, August 20, 2010