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The Southern Mongolian Democratic Alliance Chairman, Hada was severely tortured in jail

(Hada's wife was refused and his son was beaten by the prison guard during their visit to jail)


Reported by Huiyan Zeng

NEW YORK, February 12, 1999 (World Journal) - The Southern Mongolian democratic Alliance's chairman, Hada is currently serving 15 years harsh sentence in the Inner Mongolian fourth Prison for the political prisoner, said Inner Mongolian dissident, Enhebatu, in New York. The Chinese prison authorities often break their own law and frequently beat or torture Hada in the jail. The prison guards refused Hada's wife to visit him in the jail and even Hada's 14 year old son was beaten by the prison guards while he was visiting his father.

In 1996, Hada was sentenced to 15-years by the Beijing central authority for the charge of overthrowing the Chinese Communist government, said Enhebatu. According to the Chinese law, family members of prisoners are allowed to visit prisoners once a month. Last December, Xinna told Enhebatu over the telephone that she was however not allowed seeing her husband twice during her visits last June and October. The prison guards even beat her 14-year-old son, Uiles, and they confiscated books she brought to her husband.

Her husband’s health is deteriorating day by day because of the unbearable prison condition and inhumane treatment by the prison authority, said Xinna. The prison authority refused to provide any medical treatment to Hada's illness, Pneumonia and Gastroenteritis, instead they give him the uneatable food every meal and put him the cell with no air ventilation and no heat in the winter. And often, the prison guards intentionally send the criminals to beat or torture Hada in his prison cell.

Ever since Hada's arrest, his bookshop was closed forcefully and all his properties were confiscated by the Chinese police. This brought tremendous economic burden to Hada's family and left them with no income. His wife and son are merely surviving by depending on their relatives and friends' help.

The human right violation by Chinese authority in Inner Mongolia is getting worse in recent months, said Xinna. The Chinese security persons are closely monitoring every moment of the ethnic Mongolian dissidents and intellectuals in Inner Mongolia. Their telephones are bugged and their mail, including Xinna's, are closely scrutinized everyday. Recently, a half dozen police officers from Chinese Public Security Bureau closely watch every moment of Xinna and her family members and put her under 24 hours surveillance.




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