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, April 16, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

前甘肃警察和异议人士李大伟获释 (Gansu Dissident Li Dawei Released from Prison)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2012

Veteran Gansu dissident and former police officer Li Dawei (李大伟) was scheduled for release from prison on April 14, upon completion of his sentence. Li was convicted of subversion of state power in 2002 and sentenced to 11 years in prison and four years of deprivation of political rights.
Democracy Activist Is Scheduled for Release after Serving 11 Years for Subversion
“颠覆罪”入狱11年 异议人士李大伟刑满获释
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2012