Monday, July 25, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Li Shuangde (李双德)

李双德刑满出狱仍会继续维权工作 (Released Activist Li Shuangde Isn't Going to Stop Defending Rights)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_release-07222011110746.html

Chengdu-based rights activist Li Shuangde (李双德) was released Friday, July 22, from a four-month sentence on credit card fraud. Li was detained in late March and sentenced in June. Li says that imprisonment has not deterred his desire to defend rights, and that he does not fear monitoring from authorities.
Related information:
四川法律维权人士获释 讲述如何遭当局诬陷迫害
Sichuan Barefoot Lawyer Speaks Out against Trumped-up Charge
Human Rights in China, July 22, 2011
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5482
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5481

Environment

China to Tighten Rules on Pesticide Use
China Daily, July 25, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-07/25/content_12971702.htm
Related information:
关于公布《农药管理条例(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知  (Notice on Publicly Releasing the Regulations on the Administration of Pesticides [Draft for Solicitation of Opinions])
Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, July 20, 2011
http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/xwzx/tpxw/201107/20110700345296.shtml

Human Rights Defender – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)

倪玉兰被加控新罪名最快八月开庭 ("Fraud" Added to Charges against Rights Lawyer Ni Yulan)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yu-07222011092858.html

Human Rights Defenders

法轮功律师朱宇飙 “预备犯罪”判两年 (Attorney Who Represented Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced to Two Years on Charges of "Preparing to Commit a Crime")
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fa-07212011143205.html

中国独立作家被阻止参加美国使馆活动 (Writers Kept from Participating in Freedom of Expression Roundtable at US Embassy)
Deutsche Welle, July 25, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15261923,00.html
Related information:
ICPC Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in Shadow of Escalating Repression
Independent Chinese PEN Center, July 23, 2011
http://www.chinainperspective.org/ArtShow.aspx?AID=11875&Mode=ENG

Related news:
中国海关阻止海外作家入境 (Chinese Writers Tienchi Liao, Bei Ling, and Ma Jian Prevented from Entering China at Shenzhen)
Deutsche Welle, July 26, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15263175,00.html

IMAR

Fresh Protests in Inner Mongolia
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/innermongolia-07242011150723.html

Media

Caixin Reporter's Gmail Hacked
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=8ad95a392dc51310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions

为讨土地不惧打压 顺德村民连日抗议 (Shunde Villagers Protest against Unconsented Sale of Land)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/tudi-07222011093353.html