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, June 21, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

大批示威者包圍警總 要求與盧偉聰會面 (Protestors gather outside police headquarters demanding to speak with commissioner Stephen Lo)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 21, 2019

Hong Kong government scrambles to save face as extradition bill backlash threatens to paralyse legislature
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

律師信要求速龍小隊展示警員編號 (Legislator Eddie Chu issues legal letter to commissioner of police demanding “raptors” police unit display ID numbers), June 20, 2019

Hong Kong activists complain police failed to display ID numbers, as security chief says uniform has “no room”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2019

【612 衝突】網民製警暴合集短片 配中英日字幕 望國際關注 (Compilation: Citizens create video showing police brutality in hopes of capturing international attention)
The Stand News, June 21, 2019

荃灣港安稱有應警方要求通報疑槍傷個案 指存灰色地帶 (Police demand hospital in Tsuen Wan report patients that took part in protests; )
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 21, 2019
HRIC Note: In response to a request from the police, staff of the hospital in Tsuen Wan redirected a patient with rubber bullet wound to another public hospital, and then called the police. The protester was arrested when he sought further medical attention.

行政長官是否有權承諾撤銷對示威者的控罪?(Does the Chief Executive have the power to promise not to press charges against protesters?), June 21, 2019

“It’s a miracle to be in Hong Kong”: A refugee’s tale, one of 70 million
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019