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 husbands 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.