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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

英媒:维权律师李和平获释“一头白发” (British media: Rights defense lawyer Li Heping released with hair all white)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2017

維權律師李和平已回家 太太稱丈夫曾被毆打手腳被鎖 (Rights defense lawyer Li Heping back home, wife says he was beaten and had hands and legs tied up)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 12, 2017

China Desk: My husband was tortured by the Chinese authorities
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2017

谢阳取保获释又被“疗养” 妻女逃亡历险被披露 (Xie Yang released on bail but again sent for "recuperation," details of his wife and daughter's risky escape revealed)
Deutsche Welle, May 11, 2017谢阳取保获释又被疗养-妻女逃亡历险被披露/a-38801231

709大抓捕: 江天勇父亲、妹妹前往北京后遭拦截 (709 Crackdown: Father and sister of Jiang Tianyong stopped on way to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

川震9周年难属赴京被抓回 黄琦仍在押维权家长吁关注 (Sichuan earthquake victims’ families stopped on way to Beijing on 9th anniversary of disaster, call for international attention for Wang Qi who is still in detention)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2017

Injured Chinese workers in Saipan demand compensation from employer
China Change, May 11, 2017

Hebei police use pepper spray, batons to break up antipollution blockade
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国原国家统计局局长王保安被控受贿逾1.5亿元 当庭认罪 (Former Director of National Bureau of Statistics Wang Bao’an admits to accepting bribes of RMB 150 million in court)
Reuters, May 11, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Organizers of Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy rally question why gov’t promised venue to pro-Beijing group
Hong Kong Free Press, May 11, 2017

Commentary (评论)

旺角騷亂5名男子被控暴動罪 案件區院開審 (Five people involved in Mong Kok unrest charged with rioting, case opens in District Court)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 12, 2017

黃之鋒周永康羅冠聰棄上訴 黃:將近完成80小時服務令 (Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, and Nathan Law drop appeal application, Joshua Wong: 80-hour community service order is near completion)
Mingpao, May 11, 2017