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 09, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

上海人权捍卫者陈建芳涉嫌“颠覆国家政权”案进展情况的通报 (Shanghai rights defender Chen Jianfang detained on suspicion of “subversion of state power” is refused access to her lawyer ostensibly because of COVID-19)
Weiquanwang, June 9, 2020

苏州市法院以武汉病毒疫情为由3月已对戈觉平“煽颠”案作出裁定中止审理 戈觉平仍遭无限期羁押 (Rights defender Ge Jueping, in custody since November 2016 on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power,” faces prolonged detention as the Suzhou Intermediate Court suspends his case indefinitely)
Weiquanwang, June 9, 2020

湖北人权捍卫者刘家财6月3日被宜昌警方带走 下落不明 (Hubei rights defender Liu Jiacai was taken away by Yichang police on June 3 and his whereabouts are unknown)
Weiquanwang, June 8, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters charged by riot police as they mark anniversary
The Guardian, June 9, 2020

Hong Kong protests: police fire pepper spray as hundreds gather in Central to mark first anniversary of historic march against extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2020

Hong Kong needs to prove residents are ‘responsible and sensible citizens’ of China, says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2020

Security law: Pro-democracy district councils to set up platform to reflect ‘true views’ of Hongkongers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2020

Hong Kong police have 35 days to respond to legal action for the disclosure of ingredients in tear gas used in protests
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2020

【七一入立法會】律政司突改控暴動罪 最高刑期由3個月變10年 (Department of Justice revises charges against protesters who entered Legco chamber on July 1, 2019 to rioting, with maximum 10-year sentences)
CitizeNews, June 9, 2020

民主派下月舉行公民投票 決定立法會參選名單 (Democrats to hold referendum next month to finalize list of candidates for the upcoming LegCo election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 9, 2020

民陣擬舉行七一遊行及反「港區國安法」集會 (Civil Human Rights Front plans July 1 march to protest national security law for Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 9, 2020

Hong Kong Protests, One Year Later

The New York Times, June 9, 2020