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, January 28, 2013

Death Penalty

四川家暴杀夫案死刑待核准 学者律师上书吁免死 (Scholars, Lawyers Issue Appeal Call for Leniency in Death Penalty Hearing for Victim of Domestic Abuse)
Voice of America, January 26, 2013


Muckraking Chinese Blogger Gets Police Visit
The Sydney Morning Herald, January 28, 2013

Land Policy

山東拆遷戶人大會場自焚 (Shandong Evictee Self-immolates outside Party Congress Meeting)
China Press, January 28, 2013

Protests and Petitions

Qidong Protester to Stand Trial
Global Times, January 28, 2013

地方两会密集召开 访民成批上访遇阻 (Petitioners Stopped en Masse as Local Congresses Open)
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2013

Rural Issues

Leader’s Visit Lifts a Village, Yet Lays Bare China’s Woes
The New York Times, January 26, 2013


Two Tibetans Tried over Self-immolations
Xinhua News Agency, January 26, 2013

流亡藏人政府呼吁放弃欢庆藏历新年 (Dharamsala to Tibetans: Don't Celebrate Tibetan New Year, Commemorate the ~100 Who've Died in Fire)
Deutsche Welle, January 25, 2013流亡藏人政府呼吁放弃欢庆藏历新年/a-16550035


Progressing Xinjiang Vows Counter-terrorism Strike
Xinhua News Agency, January 27, 2013