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, March 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东辱母杀人案持续发酵 最高检表态介入 (Heightened public attention towards Shandong murder case where a man attacks and kills mob member after seeing mother being insulted, SPP says will interfere)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017

内蒙访民王凤云被判2年半 当庭提上诉 (Inner Mongolian activist Wang Fengyun sentenced to 2.5-years imprisonment, immediately says she will appeal)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017

Interview: “I hope you can realize that it was a big mistake to lock him up”
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feminist folk quartet gives voice to China’s migrant workers
Sixth Tone, March 29, 2017

Hundreds of Chinese army veterans visit graves of fallen in protest
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese local governments admit to major cover-up of 2012 flood deaths
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chongqing citizens using VPNs to skirt censorship controls to face fines, govt says
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2017

Court cites GFW circumvention software in convicting man for three tweets that incited ethnic hatred
Fei Chang Dao, March 29, 2017

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China sets rules on beards, veils to combat extremism in Xinjiang
Reuters, March 30, 2017

民進黨前黨工李明哲涉危害國家活動在大陸被調查 (Former Democratic Progressive Party member Li Ming-che detained in mainland on suspicion of pursuing activities harmful to national security
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

佔中三子等9人被控妨擾罪今提堂 籲港人勿放棄崇高理想 (Public nuisance cases of nine “Occupy Central” leaders open today, all urges Hong Kong people not to give up democratic aspiration)
InmediaHK, March 30, 2017

美国会批北京干预特首选举 扬言可能重新评估香港待遇 (CECC in U.S. criticizes Beijing for interfering Hong Kong CE Election, threatens to reassess Hong Kong status under U.S. law)
Radio France Internationale, March 29, 2017中国/20170329-美国会批北京干预特首选举-扬言可能重新评估香港待遇

Beijing’s “clear interference” in Hong Kong leadership race harms its autonomy, U.S. congressmen warn
Hong Kong Free Press, March 28, 2017

Statement on Hong Kong's Chief Executive Election
Congressional-Executive Commission to China, March 27, 2017

Occupy leaders make first Hong Kong court appearance flanked by 100 supporters with yellow umbrellas
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2017

“I was incited by police”: Hongkongers take to social media to support Occupy leaders facing trial
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2017