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To gather and distribute information concerning Southern (Inner) Mongolian human rights situation and general human rights issues;

To promote and protect ethnic Mongolians’ all kind of rights such as basic human rights, indigenous rights, minority rights, civil rights, and political rights in Southern Mongolia;

To encourage human rights and democracy grassroots movements in Southern Mongolia;

To promote human rights and democracy education in Southern Mongolia;

To improve the international community’s understanding of deteriorating human rights situations, worsening ethnic, cultural and environmental problems in Southern Mongolia;

Ultimately, to establish a democratic political system in Southern Mongolia.

Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

           ...  Authorities in Inner Mongolia are investigating reports that illegal industrial waste water is once again being discharged into the southern Tengger Desert. Experts fear the pollution could permanently damage groundwater sources. Citing an official at Tengri industrial park, The Beijing News reported the park and the local Alxa League government were investigating. According to a report in the paper at the weekend, chemical engineering factories at Tengri industrial park had been pumping polluted water into the desert. The official, surnamed Chen, told the paper local authorities had closed 15 factories in 2012 after state television unveiled a similar case. But a lack of supervision by local authorities might have allowed the problem to reoccur, Chen said. Despite extensive media coverage of the scandal two years ago, several waste-water ponds were found in the desert, each larger than a soccer pitch, when reporters from the Beijing-based newspaper visited the area. Sections of pipes linking the ponds to the factories could be seen, while the rest were covered in sand, the paper said. The inky-coloured water had a  ....

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Rare birds die en masse near sewage lake in Inner Mongolia

           ...  Industrial pollution is behind the deaths of tens of thousands of birds on the pasture of Uxinzo town of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Beijing Times reported. An industrial park was built in the town ten years ago that discharges sewage directly into the Tsagaan Nuur Lake, through a huge pipe buried underground, according to local herdsmen.To ensure that nobody would get close, the park owners sent people to stand in the two roads leading to the sewage outlet during the daytime. However, when there were no guards at night, many herdsmen saw sewage water run into the lake. According to the herdsmen, the smell from the water was overpowering. In July, tens of thousands of birds were found dead in the area, many of which were rare birds under the national level protection. Some herders said that government authorities had sent people to collect and bury the dead birds at intervals. Herdsman Bulgoude said that the environment has been deteriorating over the years. Many wild birds and plants have died, and the underground water level has drawn down. Local residents have to  ....

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Chinese railway employee fired for hate prejudice and racism against Mongolians

           ...  Ms. Zhou Zheng, a Chinese employee of Inner Mongolia Ji Tong Railway (Group) LLC., was fired on September 1, 2014 on the heels of strong protests by Southern (Inner) Mongolian netizens opposing her online messages spouting racial hatred toward the Mongolians. On August 29, 2014, Zhou Zheng posted a message on the Chinese web chat social media Wei Xin stating that “Yes, I hate pure Mongolians. They don’t understand human language, because they are all animals. This breed should be destroyed by humanity,” followed by an icon of a little girl holding a gun and saying “go to hell”. Angry Southern Mongolians circulated messages on Chinese social media outlets including Wei Xin, Teng Xun and Xin Lang microblogs as well as Face Book and Twitter, rallying  Mongolians to stand up against hate prejudice and racism and dehumanization of the Mongolian people as a whole. “Railway worker Zhou Zheng, nicknamed ‘Zhoug Zihang’, is publicly insulting all of our fellow Mongolians. As a Mongolian I am shocked to see her posts, and here I am expressing my anger and protest! She is in fact stirring up ethnic conflict! Bloody  ... 

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Herders protest military base, one detained for posting messages online

           ...  On August 21, 2014, Mongolian herders from western Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Durbed Banner (“si zi wang qi” in Chinese) and Sunid Right Banner (“su ni te you qi”in Chinese) protested the Zureh Military Training Base’s (“zhu ri he” in Chinese) occupation and destruction of their grazing lands. At least twenty Mongolian herders from Sunid Right Banner were blocked by the local Chinese Public Security Bureau personnel from joining the protest. At least one Mongolian herder named Shuangping was detained yesterday for posting information including the “Grazing Land Lease and Management Certificate” on Chinese social media to rally the Mongolian herders to rise up to fight for their legal rights. According to  written communications the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) received from the affected communities, a total of 708 Mongolian herder households consisting of  2,907 individuals were forcefully relocated from their grazing lands to “immigration villages” near their respective Banner capitals. Very little compensation was given to them by the authorities. Appropriating more  ....

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