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.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权律师浦志强案再次移送检察院 (Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang’s case sent to procuratorate again)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

司法部出台进一步深化狱务公开的意见(全文) (Ministry of Justice Opinion On Deepening Transparency In Prison Work)
Xinhua, April 7, 2015
China Law Translate (English translation), April 7, 2015

22项监狱执法重点内容要向社会公开(MOJ representative responds to journalists’ questions on prison work transparency opinion)
Ministry of Justice, April 7, 2015

Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide
Reuters, April 8, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

5 women’s rights activists in China are being held illegally, lawyers say
The New York Times, April 8, 2015

中国5名在押女权人士被正式批捕 (5 Chinese women rights activists formally arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2015

声援“女权五姐妹”行动此起披伏 广州女孩街头上演“面具快闪” (Support for “The Five Feminists” continues: Guangzhou girls hold masked flash mob)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2015

Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 9, 2015

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Wei Tingting’s lawyer Wang Quishi reports that the five women are facing the charge of “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places.”

Chinese children ditch school amid Guangdong incinerator protest
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2015

China incinerator plan cancelled after protests
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2015

2000 police used to quell pollution protest in China which left one dead
The Guardian, April 7, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China prosecutors need up to two months to prepare Zhou trial: paper
Reuters, April 8, 2015

Senior provincial official sentenced to 16 years for bribery
The Standard, April 9, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Charges dropped against eight people arrested at Hong Kong anti-parallel trade protest
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2015

Pan-democrat split deepens as lawmaker Ronny Tong forms new platform for moderates
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2015