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.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Missing after Escaping from 'Black Jail'
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2012


可不采取强制措施的应坚持“不采取” (Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure for People's Procuratorates: If Coercive Measures Not Necessary, Don't Use Them)
Xi'an Evening News, July 18, 2012


China's Media and "Death by Uncertain Causes"
Chinese Media Project, July 19, 2012


US Man Tortured in Chinese Custody: Lawyer
Agence France-Presse, July 18, 2012

手機拍小偷上傳 公安每次獎20元 (Nanning District Police Offer 20RMB for Photos of Petty Thieves in Action)
Ming Pao, July 19, 2012

Protests and Petitions

佛山村民不满村官私卖土地爆警民冲突 (Guangdong: Clash between Villagers and Police over Land Sale)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2012


Dictionary's Exclusion of Gay Terminology Sparks Criticism
Xinhua News Agency, July 17, 2012

的士装摄像录音设备 市民忧隐私被侵 (Infringement of Rights? Nanjing Taxis' Use of Audio-Visual Surveillance Cameras Called into Question)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2012


As China Squeezes Nepal, Tibetan Escape Route Narrows
TIME, July 17, 2012