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.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

许艳:就余文生律师案已严重超过审限,致信办案法官刘明伟法官、孙妍法官、花玉军院长、刘德军纪检组组长 (Wife Xu Yan urges authorities to release lawyer Yu Wensheng, who has been in prolonged, unlawful detention since January 2018)
Weiquanwang, June 15, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Coronavirus: Chinese activists held for posting censored articles to face trial on criminal charges
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2020

端点星两志愿者涉“寻衅滋事”被正式逮捕 (2 Project Terminus volunteers are officially charged with "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing reserves right to handle ‘rare’ cases involving Hong Kong’s new national security law
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2020

港版國安法|港澳辦:主要由特區執法 中央直接管轄特別嚴重案件 (Deng Zhonghua, deputy director of HKMAO: National security law is primarily enforced by the SAR government, but the central government will handle serious cases)
HK01, June 15, 2020

Beijing’s security law for Hong Kong won’t be compatible with city’s common law system says Justice Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2020

Thousands of mourners on death anniversary of Hong Kong protester ‘raincoat man’
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2020

Hong Kong protests: 15 opposition figures charged over unauthorised rallies apply to have trial put on hold
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2020

教育局:兩辦聲明表達對香港青年人重視及關注 (Education Bureau: HKMAO and LOCPG issue statements on youth in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 13, 2020

香港中联办发言人:坚定支持香港特区建立健全与“一国两制”相适应的教育体系 (Spokesperson of LOCPG: Strongly support HKSAR to build a healthy education system compatible with "one country, two systems")
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., June 12, 2020

国务院港澳办发言人:斩断黑手,救救孩子 (Spokesperson of HKMAO: Save children, cut off the black hands)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, June 12, 2020

國安法未有條文 建制組織發起「無獨書展」 籲舉報涉獨書刊產品 轉交國安部門 (Pro-establishment organizations launch campaign to encourage people to report books relating to Hong Kong independence directly to mainland national security departments)
The Stand News, June 15, 2020