Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hong Kong

Civic, Not National, Lessons Urged
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7492c9cb65e49310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

China Democracy Activist's Partner Appeals to UN over Harassment
The Guardian, August 22, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/22/china-asia-pacific

To read Wang Xifeng's letter to the UN, see:
就中国当局不仅不依法为秦永敏和我办理结婚证而且企图把本人绑架回原籍一事致联合国人权委员会的公开信
Wang Xifeng, August 13, 2012
http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6261

For a translation Wang Xifeng's letter to the UN, see:
Wife of Wuhan Activist Details Harassment and Unlawful Detention and Appeals to International Community
Human Rights in China, August 22, 2012
http://www.hrichina.org/content/6274

Dissenters Locked in Mental Wards, Group Says
Agence France-Presse, August 23, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=3&art_id=125696&sid=37438839&con_type=1&d_str=20120823&fc=4

Media

China Watches Burma's Censorship Reforms
Voice of America, August 22, 2012
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-watches-burma-censorship-reforms/1492742.html

Religion

安徽信徒补习文化遭驱散及打伤 大学基督徒志愿者被政治审核 (Anhui: Police Raid Extracurricular Christian School Run by House Church)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql1-08222012090858.html

家庭教会起诉抗议“文革”式罪名 (Sichuan House Church Files Charge against Authorities Protesting "Cultural Revolution-esque" Charge)
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16183446,00.html

XUAR

北京律师探望阿里木江遭狱方拒绝 (Prison Refuses Lawyer Visit with Alimujiang Yimiti)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ql2-08222012090859.html