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, August 23, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

四个大学生坐牢一年半 检方撤诉了, 事发广西,4人现欲申请国家赔偿 (Four university students spent one and a half years in jail before the procuratorate withdrew the prosecution case, now they want to apply for state compensation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 22, 2016

名誉受损, 白银女子状告公安局 (Her reputation tarnished, Baiyin City woman sues public security bureau)
Gansu Daily, August 22, 2016

A new measure for China’s economy: The “repression index”
The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2016

China investigates Tianjin vice mayor for corruption
Reuters, August 22, 2016

Three Chinese military officers committed suicide this month
The Hindu, August 22, 2016

Claims of widespread harvesting of prisoners’ organs in China “ridiculous” … we stopped doing it last year, committee chief insists
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2016