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 27, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

著名维权人士胡佳星期天被国保总队的人带走 (Beijing rights defender Hu Jia taken by state security officers on Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2014

China sentences legal activist to 4 years for role in protests
The New York Times, January 26, 2014

許志永代表律師:法院指鹿為馬 (Xu Zhiyong's counsel lambasts court for “distorting facts”)
Ming Pao, January 26, 2014

Dissent in China: Xu Zhiyong's verdict
The Economist, January 26, 2014

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Four years for New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014

"For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014

Case document:
刑事判决书 (Xu Zhiyong's criminal verdict)
Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, January 26, 2014

Statement by lawyer Zhang Qingfang:
“Turning this Page, Let Life Start Anew”
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014