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, September 14, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)

郭飞雄13日刑满出狱回到广州家中 (Rights Activist Guo Feixiong Released Tuesday)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2011

Activist and writer Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) was released from prison on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, following the completion of a five-year sentence for “illegal business activity.” Prior to his imprisonment, Guo had also worked as a legal advisor at the Beijing-based Shengzhi Law Office and provided legal assistance on several controversial cases. Amongst these included helping the villagers of Taishi, Guangdong, to remove a corrupt village chief in 2005. The charge of “illegal business activity” was connected with the 2001 publication of a book that Guo had edited on a political scandal in Liaoning.
Related information:
郭飞雄刑满获释 信念不改
Rights Defender Guo Feixiong Released from Prison; Remains Committed to Rights Work
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Di (胡迪)

Concerns over Writer's Mental Health
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Jiang Tianyong (江天勇)

Lawyer Reveals Detention Ordeal
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Activists Seized in Human Rights Crackdown Accuse Authorities of Torture
The Guardian, September 13, 2011


专家:刑讯逼供所获证据应一律排除 (Expert: Confessions Obtained from Torture Should Be Removed from Evidence)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2011


中国人口学会副会长:计划生育政策调整时候已到 (China Population Association VP: The Time Has Come to Change the Family Planning Policy)
Outlook, September 14, 2011


Rural Students Find College out of Reach
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2011

Protests and Petitions

信访制度化始末 (The History of the Petitioning System)
Outlook, September 14, 2011


How China Kept Lid on Ramadan
The Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2011