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, June 06, 2012

Death Penalty

村民被控杀人获死刑 证据不足十年未定是否有罪 (Villager Sentenced to Death Waiting 10 Years for Ruling on Guilt after Evidence Found Lacking)
Legal Daily, June 6, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Mystery Death of Blind Activist in Hunan
RTHK, June 6, 2012

For more information on Li Wangyang, see:
Prisoner Profile: Li Wangyang
Human Rights in China

June Fourth

众多大陆人士来港悼六四 有顾忌相信终会云开雾散 (Large Number of Mainlanders Attending Hong Kong Tiananmen Memorial)
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2012


北京市司法局努力做到四个“提升” 促进监所持续安全稳定 (Four "Enhancements" of Beijing Justice Bureau to Promote Continued Security and Stability in Detention Facilities)
Legal Daily, June 6, 2012


胡锦涛:上合峰会将通过加强打击恐怖主义 (Hu Jintao: SCO Summit to Pass Strengthened Coop Outline on Combating Terrorism)
RTHK, June 6, 2012

胡锦涛主席接受上海合作组织成员国媒体联合书面采访 (Written Interview with Hu Jintao by SCO Member States' Media)
Xinhua News Agency, June 6, 2012

For more on the SCO, see HRIC's 2011 report:
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: The Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Protests and Petitions

广西警民冲突 30人受伤 (Guangxi: 30 Injured in Clash between Police and Civilians)
Central News Agency, June 6, 2012


Nine Ethnic Uighurs Jailed in China's Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, June 6, 2012