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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Conviction of Pu Zhiqiang affirms China’s resolve to muzzle rights lawyers
The New York Times, December 22, 2015

Lawyer or not, Pu Zhiqiang broke the law
China Daily, December 23, 2015

王军涛:判浦志强三年缓三年是给他六年“紧箍咒” (Overseas rights defender Wang Juntao: Three-year suspended sentence to Pu Zhiqiang is six years of stranglehold on him)
Radio France Internationale, December 22, 2015中国/20151222-王军涛:判浦志强三年缓三年是给他六年“紧箍咒”

浦志强罪名成立获刑 法国媒体反应强烈 (Pu Zhiqiang convicted and sentenced, French media react heatedly)
Radio France Internationale, December 22, 2015中国/20151222-人权律师浦志强被宣判法国媒体反映强烈

美国务院促中国立即无条件撤销对浦志强的定罪 (U.S. Department of State urges China to revoke the conviction of Pu Zhiqiang unconditionally)
Voice of America, December 23, 2015

Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of Chinese Human Rights lawyer, Mr Pu Zhiqiang
European External Action Service, December 22, 2015