Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)

郭飞雄13日刑满出狱回到广州家中 (Rights Activist Guo Feixiong Released Tuesday)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gfq-09132011080502.html

Activist and writer Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) was released from prison on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, following the completion of a five-year sentence for “illegal business activity.” Prior to his imprisonment, Guo had also worked as a legal advisor at the Beijing-based Shengzhi Law Office and provided legal assistance on several controversial cases. Amongst these included helping the villagers of Taishi, Guangdong, to remove a corrupt village chief in 2005. The charge of “illegal business activity” was connected with the 2001 publication of a book that Guo had edited on a political scandal in Liaoning.
Related information:
郭飞雄刑满获释 信念不改
Rights Defender Guo Feixiong Released from Prison; Remains Committed to Rights Work
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2011
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5572
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5571

Human Rights Defender – Hu Di (胡迪)

Concerns over Writer's Mental Health
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/writer-09132011163554.html

Human Rights Defender – Jiang Tianyong (江天勇)

Lawyer Reveals Detention Ordeal
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e3dadde177362310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Activists Seized in Human Rights Crackdown Accuse Authorities of Torture
The Guardian, September 13, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/13/china-activists-human-rights-torture

Law

专家:刑讯逼供所获证据应一律排除 (Expert: Confessions Obtained from Torture Should Be Removed from Evidence)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/zfb/content/2011-09/13/content_2944710.htm

Population

中国人口学会副会长:计划生育政策调整时候已到 (China Population Association VP: The Time Has Come to Change the Family Planning Policy)
Outlook, September 14, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/sd/2011-09-13/110223147209.shtml

Poverty

Rural Students Find College out of Reach
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2f9fde5515e52310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions

信访制度化始末 (The History of the Petitioning System)
Outlook, September 14, 2011
http://news.sohu.com/20110913/n319162295.shtml

Religion

How China Kept Lid on Ramadan
The Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2011
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/11/world/la-fg-china-muslims-20110912