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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Lü Gengsong (吕耿松)

吕耿松出狱誓言为民主战斗到底 公安戒备众民主党人被限制行动 (Writer Lü Gengsong Released from Prison, Vows to Continue Fight for Democracy)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2011

Writer Lü Gengsong (吕耿松) was released from the Xijiao Prison in Hangzhou on August 23, 2011. Lü was convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” in 2008 and sentenced to four years in prison and one year deprivation of political rights following his release. After his release, he was asked to sign a guarantee that he would abide by the conditions of his deprivation of political rights, but he refused to sign.
Related information:
Writer Lü Gengsong Released from Prison; Refuses Conditions of Deprivation of Political Rights
吕耿松刑满获释 拒签保证书
Human Rights in China, August 24, 2011


Chinese Official Says Train Crash ‘Should Not Have Happened’
New York Times, August 24, 2011

Death Penalty

李昌奎再审无关“舆论审判” (Yunnan Farmer Death Penalty Retrial Not a "Trial by Public Opinion")
Xinhua News Agency, August 24, 2011

Hong Kong

HKU Seeks Explanation for Police Tactics during Li Keqiang Visit
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2011

Related news:
HKU Chief Says Sorry to Students over Li Incident
The Standard, August 24, 2011


15年后刑诉法再修改 新增和拟修改主要有七个方面 (Seven Important Aspects to Changes in Criminal Procedure Law Amendment)
Legal Daily, August 18, 2011

全国人大常委会法工委就香港基本法释法草案作说明 (NPC Standing Committee Explains Basic Law Draft Interpretation)
Xinhua News Agency, August 24, 2011

Migrant Workers

打工子弟学校“末路” (Migrant Workers Schools at an Impasse)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 24, 2011

Public Health

Drug Users Slam Rehab Abuses: Chinese Addicts Report Beatings, Deaths, in Government-Backed Centers
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2011


Men Attack Mob Angry over Death of Patient
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2011


Malaysia Deports Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2011

維族商人被當恐怖分子辦 (Uyghur Businessmen Treated as Terrorists by Authorities)
Ming Pao, August 24, 2011