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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

人权组织:十八大期间至少两访民死亡 (Rights Groups: At Least 2 Petitioners Died during 18th Party Congress)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2012人权组织十八大期间至少两访民死亡/a-16389412

异议作家李必丰被判刑12年 (Dissident Poet Li Bifeng Sentenced to 12 Years for "Fraud", Friends Say Conviction Due to Writing, Funding Dissidents)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2012异议作家李必丰被判刑12年/a-16389523

For more on Li Bifeng, see Liao Yiwu's Acceptance Speech for the 2012 Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage:
为他人的自由而写 ——2012年卡普钦斯基国际报导文学奖答谢词
Writing for the Freedom of Others
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 1


重庆被劳教村官任建宇获释 称变得特别不自信 (Ren Jianyu, Chongqing Village Official Ordered to Reeducation, Released, Says He Has Come to Lack Confidence)
China Youth Daily, November 20, 2012

For more on Ren Jianyu, see:
Man Sent to Labor Camp for Subversive Comments and T-shirt Files Lawsuit
Ministry of Tofu, October 15, 2012


Growing Urban Populations a Big Challenge
China Daily, November 20, 2012

Protests and Petitions

福安骚乱民众指交警滥权执法 (Fu'an, Fujian: 50 Detained in Mass Riot against Traffic Cop's Excessive Law Enforcement)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2012

Rural Issues

Rural School Pupils Drop to 10-year Low
China Daily, November 20, 2012


Tibetan Town Shaken by Six Self-immolations in One Week
The Hindu, November 19, 2012