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, June 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China want rights lawyer prosecuted on subversion charge
The New York Times, June 16, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016

Jailed for watching Islamic video, Uyghur dies in police custody
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2016

《关于深化律师制度改革的意见》 (“Comments on deepening the reform of the legal practitioners’ system”)
People’s Daily, June 14, 2016

司法部:律师因执业受到侮辱有关机关应及时制止 (Ministry of Justice: Relevant departments should intervene timely where legal practitioners are insulted for exercising the profession)
People’s Daily, June 14, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

What sparked the Yan Zhou unrest? China's information deficit in the spotlight
Global Voices, June 12, 2016

Authorities detain Uyghur web masters and writers in China’s Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2016

【千萬人反玉林狗肉節】環時指不應施壓改變地方習俗:這是人權要義 ([11 million people against Yulin dog-meat festival] Global Times: Regional custom should not be suppressed, that is the gist of human rights)
Ming Pao, June 14, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The death and life of middle class politics in China
China Change, June 13, 2016

“六四”期间被软禁者陆续获释 (Some of the rights defenders detained or under house arrest during June Fourth have been released)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Gay Chinese man sues mental hospital for trying to “cure” him with drugs and beatings
The Washington Post, June 14, 2016

China’s graft watchdog calls for trials in absentia to strengthen cases against suspects who fled abroad
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2016

Human rights are an excuse to harbor corrupt officials, says China’s anti-graft commission
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2016

人权保障没有最好,只有更好 (There is no “best” but better practice for human rights protection)
Xinhua, June 14, 2016

中国将制定新一期国家人权行动计划 (China will draft the national human rights action plan for the next period)
Xinhua, June 14, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“Missing” bookseller Lam Wing-kee returns to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

六四燭光晚會出席人數統計及反思(文:鄒之喬) (Statistics of participant number in June Fourth vigil and reflections)
Ming Pao, June 14, 2016