Mr.Hada’s 16 years old son arrested
in Huhhot City
[ Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information
Center, July 6, 2001 ] In July 6, 2:00 am ( Beijing time), Mr.Hadas
16 years old son, Uiles, a high school student, was arrested
by 4 policemen of the local police department in the
Mongolian Studies Bookstore located on Zuun Ud Street,
Shinhot District, Huhhot City, capital of Inner Mongolian Autonomous
Region. The authorities reason of the arrest is
to check his residential status even though Uiles, a Chinese
citizen also a legal permanent resident of Inner Monfolia, was
born in Huhhot City. At the time Uiles was living in the store
The Mongolian Studies Bookstore was opened in
1989 by Mr. Hada, president of the Southern Mongolian Democratic
Alliance, and his wife, Ms.Xinna. But during 1995s arrests
of Mr. Hada and other tens of the Southern Mongolian Democratic
Alliances members and 1996s sentence of 15 years
jail to Mr.Hada for engaging splittism and espionage,
the bookstore was forced to close and afterward demolished.
As a manager of the bookstore which was regarded as a
black spot of the splittists, Ms.Xinna had been detained
by the authorities for 3 months.
In order to survive, Ms. Xinna had asked a permit from the
authorities for reopenning the bookstore. In September 1999,
Ms. Xinna finally re-opened the bookstore on Zuu Ud Street
of Shinhot District, Huhhot City. Considering the stores
business, Ms.Xinna has established a readers group called
Mongolian Studies Bookstores Reading Club.
Currently, the club has more than 200 members, and most of
them are Mongolian college and high school students from different
schools in Huhhot City. Considered as a very dangerous group,
the club was frequently disturbed and its members were constantly
questioned by the security authorities.
After 2 hours detention, Uiles was thrown on the street at
4 oclock in the morning. When Uiles came back the store,
the door was locked by the security persons. Few hours later,
6 security persons ( 4 male, 2 female) burst into the store
again, and started taking pictures and recording video, rummaging
everything. Uiles was threatened by the polices when he tried
to stop the their illegal activities. After confiscating a
photo album containing pictures of the Reading Club
members activities, a booklet listing customers name
and the Book Store Working Schedule etc., the security persons
forced Uiles to sign his name on a pre-made document showing
the names of the confiscated stuffs. The security persons
also left another document which claimed that the Reading
Club must be disbanded because of its establishment
without official register and its illegal activities.
Accordingly, at that day, on the 6th, the Party and Youth
League committee leaders of all universities in Huhhot called
a meeting of students, and demanded that any students who
were associated with the Mongolian Studies Bookstore
Reading Club must quit the club, or else be denied their
diploma upon graduation.
According to the reports of the Southern Mongolian Human
Rights Information Center, human rights situation in Inner
Mongolian have been deteriorating. Just for example, a month
ago, two Mongolian young musicians, Mr. Altanbulag and Mr.
Badarangui, were arrested in Eastern Inner Mongolias
Hingan Aimag, for distributing splittisms documents
to the local Mongolians; two months ago, another Mongolian
young man, Mr. Dalai, also known as Bao Xiao Jun, was arrested
in Western Inner Mongolias Linhe City, for the activities
of celebrating Ginggis Khaan; Just a few month ago, a Mongolian
young poet, Mr. Chingdalai, was detained and totured by the
security authorities for publishing his poems with strong
desires for freedom; a year ago, another two young Mongolian
authors, Mr. Erdenuul and Mr. Narandalai, were detained and
closely monitored for publishing different political opinions
on their book called The Prisoners Outside The Prison.
All of the facts prove that the Chinese authorities
high-pressure minority policy in this area have strongly evoked
local Mongolians great indignations.