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, May 24, 2022

Human Rights Defenders & Civil Society (人权捍卫者与公民社会)

聯合國人權高級專員訪中 遭拘記者黃雪琴親友籲關注 (Relatives, friends urge attention on detained journalist Huang Xueqin during UN High Commissioner's visit to China)
Central News Agency, May 24, 2022

人权捍卫者妻子们罗胜春 (丁家喜的妻子)、陈桂秋(谢阳的妻子)、施明磊(程渊的妻子)致信联合国人权事务高级官员,呼吁立即释放处于羁押中的21位人权捍卫者。 (Wives of human rights defenders appeal to UN High Commission for Human Rights to call for immediate release of 21 human rights defenders in custody)
Weiquanwang, May 24, 2022

敦请公安部责成吉林公安政保部⻔立即解除对唐吉田律师非法稳控的呼吁书 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group urges lifting of unlawful restrictions on lawyer Tang Jitian)
Weiquanwang, May 24, 2022

Ex-Hong Kong academic and opposition activist Benny Tai gets 10 months’ jail in election expenses case
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2022

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen, 5 other activists deny charges over alleged failure to register legal fund for protesters
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2022

Hong Kong court adjourns sentencing in 2019 protest case linked to activists who tried to flee to Taiwan
Hong Kong Free Press, May 24, 2022

3男暴動罪成 兩人囚4年半 一人確診下月判刑 官:被告變戰場炮灰、策劃者逃之夭夭(Among 3 men convicted of rioting in the 2019 protests, 2 sentenced to 4.5 year in prison, 1 infected with Covid-19 to be sentenced next month; judge: defendants became cannon fodder while mastermind fled), May 25, 2022

Hong Kong press club still has ‘role to play,’ president says after cancellation of human rights journalism awards
Hong Kong Free Press, May 24, 2022

Hong Kong’s Law Society forms panel to investigate national security police complaint against lawyers in connection to legal defence fund for protesters
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2022