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, October 08, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【禁蒙面法】的士深水埗撞傷人 警拘一青年涉暴動 的士司機未被捕 (Taxi driver who rammed into crowd of protesters is hospitalized but not charged; 20-year-old man in crowd arrested for rioting)
Ming Pao, October 8, 2019

Hong Kong: Clashes as first charges brought under face mask ban law
The Guardian, October 7, 2019

香港“禁蒙面法”抗议进入第二天,警方做出实施后首宗拘捕 (Police make first arrests under anti-mask law during weekend's protests)
BBC News, October 6, 2019

【睇片】要求記者脫防毒面罩 警:法例有無畀特權你戴?你係咪警員呀? ("Who gave you privilege to wear a mask?": Riot police remove journalist's face mask during tear gas episode, despite reassurance of professional exemption by authorities)
Stand News, October 7, 2019

記協:極度關注禁蒙面法加劇衝突 損害採訪及新聞自由 (Hong Kong Journalists Association concerned that police abuse of anti-mask law is further encroachment on press freedom), October 5, 2019

【禁蒙面法】中學校長會主席:教育局要求上報明天戴口罩學生數目 (Education Bureau demands schools to report number of students who wear masks to school)
HK01, October 7, 2019

新華社批何傳耀紀念中學為暴徒撐腰讓法治難回學生內心 (Principal refuses to expel student shot in chest during Oct. 1 protest; Xinhua condemns school for speaking out on police violence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 7, 2019

腿受枪伤示威男童院中被控参与暴动 反修例风波第二宗 (Student shot in the thigh by off-duty officer on Oct. 5 charged with rioting)
Radio France Internationale, October 6, 2019

A battle for the soul of the city: why violence has spiralled in the Hong Kong protests
The Guardian, October 6, 2019

Hong Kong's Face Mask Ban Made the Protests a Whole Lot Worse
Vice News, October 7, 2019

Hong Kong: Repeal Face Mask Ban & Protect Right to Peaceful Assembly
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 5, 2019

Hong Kong Face Mask Ban Violates Assembly Rights: Disproportionate Response Seems Aimed to Deter Protests
Human Rights Watch, October 4, 2019

Hong Kong: Emergency powers are an extreme attempt to quash protests
Amnesty International, October 4, 2019