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, December 09, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

In China, a widespread show of sympathy for Mandela
The New York Times, December 7, 2013

Chinese police recommend trial for rights advocate
The New York Times, December 9, 2013

许志永起诉书曝光 主要“罪行” 为推动教育平权与官员财产公开 (Main charges in Xu Zhiyong’s indictment: promoting equal education and advocating for disclosure of officials’ assets)
Radio France International, December 9, 2013

Related Tencent Weibo post:
一贫如洗, December 9, 2013 如果这是罪,那么,每一个有良知、有社会责任感的人,都有罪。感谢有关部门让我们认识了许志永,了解了新公民运动,知道了有这么一群人不为自己,而是为他人争取着利益,为社会寻求着公平,为国家尽着一个公民的义务和责任。

美国国会举行听证会:中国政治犯女儿呼唤爸爸回家 (U.S. congressional hearing: daughters of China’s political prisoners call for their fathers’ return)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2013

律师会见刘晓波失败 刘霞见朋友只哭说不出话 (Lawyer’s request to meet Liu Xiaobo ignored)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2013