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, August 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刘飞跃被加控“为境外非法提供国家秘密罪” (“Illegally leaking state secrets abroad” added to website founder Liu Feiyue’s charges)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017

就因吴淦开庭余文生2017年8月12日至14日被软禁一案 余文生向有关部门提起控告 (Lawyer Yu Wensheng sues local authorities for putting him under house arrest on the day of Wu Gan’s trial)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017

Liu Xia has left Beijing, relatives told, rights group says
Hong Kong Standard, August 16, 2017

瞿明学向甘肃省人民检察院提起控告 要求立案追究涉案人员徇私枉法、破坏选举的刑事责任 (Qu Mingxue files accusation against Gansu Provincial People’s Procuratorate, requesting investigation into favoritism and criminal responsibility for sabotaging elections)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017

限制维权人士行动有新招 张宝成半月两度被指“吸毒”(New tactics to limit actions of human rights activists: Zhang Baocheng accused of “taking drugs” for second time this month)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017

新疆温泉哈萨克族牧民被秘判12年 (Kazakh herdsman sentenced to 12 years in Wenquan, Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017

丈夫大陆被拘,妻子奔走联合国呼吁救人 (Wife appeals to United Nations to rescue husband detained in mainland)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

福州新店镇强拆 居民割脉抗争 (Resident cuts veins to protest demolitions in Xindian, Fuzhou)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Official fired after cover-up of fatal mining accident
Sixth Tone, August 15, 2017

Former national legislator sentenced to life imprisonment for organizing prostitution
Xinhua, August 15, 2017

Former head of Chinese news agency investigated for graft
Reuters, August 16, 2017

福建前7月1068人违反八项规定被处分 含8名厅官 (Fujian punishes 1,068 officials for violating party principles during the first seven months of 2017), August 17, 2017

贵州:上半年处理违规违纪纪检监察干部218人 (Guizhou punishes 218 officials from local discipline inspection authority for violating disciplines during the first six months of 2017), August 17, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple's iCloud facility in China to be overseen by Guizhou province
Reuters, August 16, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong jails Joshua Wong and democracy activists over 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017

雙學三子改判入獄 黃之鋒囚半年 羅冠聰囚8個月 周永康囚7個月 3人將上訴 (Hong Kong student leaders jailed for six to eight months, all three will appeal)
Mingpao, August 17, 2017

Asked about jailing of protesters, chief secretary vows to improve communication with city’s youth
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2017

I am mentally prepared for jail, says activist Joshua Wong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2017

Video: “First Umbrella”—the dramatic chain of events which sparked the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017

Hong Kong democrat charged with “misleading” police over abduction claim
Reuters, August 17, 2017

林子健涉誤導警務人員准保釋候訊 (Howard Lam released on bail after being charged with misleading the police)
Apple Daily, August 17, 2017

香港專上學生聯會就反東北案刑期覆核判決之聲明 (Hong Kong student union issues statement concerning verdicts of New Territory land rights activists)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China exercises jurisdiction within Hong Kong borders
The Liberty Web, August 16, 2017

China should release Liu Xia, or risk repeating a terrible injustice
The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2017

十三人在獄中失去的自由,是為成全我們的自由 (13 lose their freedom in prison to allow us to have freedom)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017