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 12, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

穿六四文化衫被失踪 六四酒案超期羁押两年 (Citizen who wore June Fourth shirt disappeared, activists in Chengdu Liusi Jiu case not yet tried despite over 2 years in detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2018

江西掛「平反六四」標語 三人涉煽動顛覆國家政權被捕 (3 activists who displayed June Fourth banner in Jiangxi arrested for inciting “subversion of state power”)
The Stand News, June 12, 2018江西掛-平反六四-標語-三人涉煽動顛覆國家政權被捕/

全国首例侵犯烈士名誉案宣判 一网民被判公开道歉 (1st Chinese netizen prosecuted and sentenced to publicly apologize for crime of slandering "heroes and martyrs" since passage of Heroes and Martyrs Protection Act in April)
China News, June 12, 2018

全國首宗侵犯烈士名譽案江蘇開審 男網民被判透過傳媒公開道歉 (1st case of “slandering heroes and martyrs" tried in Jiangsu, netizen sentenced to apologize publicly through the media)
HK01, June 12, 2018即時中國/198377/全國首宗侵犯烈士名譽案江蘇開審-男網民被判透過傳媒公開道歉

治老赖新招:湖南浏阳法院通过农村广播播报被执行人信息 (Village court in Hunan Province broadcasts debtor’s judgment over public radio system, a practice expected to be expanded to more villages in the future)
The Paper, June 12, 2018

Citizen participation (公民参与)

Elderly woman exonerated after being jailed for petitioning over land dispute in China
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2018

Three detained in China over poster campaign on massacre anniversary
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Need a personal loan? Sure, if you’re a Communist Party member
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Organizers of Hong Kong’s annual July 1 march running out of time as venue fallback plan rejected
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2018

Public should not make claims about court’s ‘political judgments’ or ‘romanticise’ civil disobedience, Chief Exec. says
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2018

Statue to Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo erected in Hong Kong’s Times Square despite protest from building’s owner
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2018

Pro-Beijing candidate wins Eastern
The Standard, June 12, 2018

China's Navy Commissions 41st Type 056/056A Stealth Warship
The Diplomat, June 12, 2018