Friday, April 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权律师浦志强案再次移送检察院 (Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang’s case sent to procuratorate again)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-04082015102356.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

司法部出台进一步深化狱务公开的意见(全文) (Ministry of Justice Opinion On Deepening Transparency In Prison Work)
Xinhua, April 7, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-04/07/c_127663423.htm
China Law Translate (English translation), April 7, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/prisontransparency/?edit=1

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22项监狱执法重点内容要向社会公开(MOJ representative responds to journalists’ questions on prison work transparency opinion)
Ministry of Justice, April 7, 2015
http://www.moj.gov.cn/index/content/2015-04/07/content_6027570_2.htm

Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide
Reuters, April 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/09/china-monsanto-court-idUSL4N0X604K20150409

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

5 women’s rights activists in China are being held illegally, lawyers say
The New York Times, April 8, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/world/asia/5-womens-rights-activists-in-china-are-being-held-illegally-lawyers-say.html

Related:
中国5名在押女权人士被正式批捕 (5 Chinese women rights activists formally arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/04/150409_china_women_activists_arrest

声援“女权五姐妹”行动此起披伏 广州女孩街头上演“面具快闪” (Support for “The Five Feminists” continues: Guangzhou girls hold masked flash mob)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04082015102247.html

Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 9, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Most recent page update:
Wei Tingting’s lawyer Wang Quishi reports that the five women are facing the charge of “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places.”
今天前往检察院准备控告,但经查询告知韦婷婷已报捕,与承办检察官当面沟通了意见,主要向她介绍了占领男厕所、染血的新娘以及公交反性骚扰活动的意义,希望顶住压力不予批捕,结束时我问昨天查没报捕,怎么今天就被告知是6号报的呢,答可能系统昨天没有录入。现罪名变更为聚众扰乱公共场所秩序罪。

Chinese children ditch school amid Guangdong incinerator protest
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/school-04082015105046.html

Related:
China incinerator plan cancelled after protests
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32229589

2000 police used to quell pollution protest in China which left one dead
The Guardian, April 7, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/07/2000-police-used-to-quell-pollution-protest-in-china-which-left-one-dead

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China prosecutors need up to two months to prepare Zhou trial: paper
Reuters, April 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/09/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0N006E20150409

Senior provincial official sentenced to 16 years for bribery
The Standard, April 9, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=59534&icid=2&d_str=

Hong Kong (香港)

Charges dropped against eight people arrested at Hong Kong anti-parallel trade protest
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1761658/charges-dropped-against-8-people-arrested-hong-kong-anti-parallel

Pan-democrat split deepens as lawmaker Ronny Tong forms new platform for moderates
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1761670/pan-democrat-split-deepens-lawmaker-ronny-tong-forms-new-platform