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, July 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

孔杰荣:镇压律师使“依法治国”成笑柄 (Jerome A. Cohen: Crackdown on lawyers makes China’s “rule by the law” claim a point of ridicule before the world)
Voice of America, July 14, 2015

People’s Daily details allegations against lawyers detained in China
The New York Times, July 14, 2015

公安部揭开“维权”事件黑幕 (Ministry of Public Security cracks “human rights” crime syndicate)
People’s Daily, July 11, 2015

“As of 19:30 14 July 2015, 159 lawyers/law firm staff/human right activists have been detained/arrested/incommunicado/summoned/ restricted freedom temporarily”
Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, July 14, 2015

China: Halt police operations targeting human rights lawyers as “national security” threat
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 13, 2015

China: Latest information on crackdown against lawyers and activists
Amnesty International, July 14, 2015