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Books confiscated in Inner Mongolia



Southern Mongolian Human

Rights Information Center

February 25, 2004

New York City

On Feburary 23, around 4 pm, a group of people rushed into “Zhizhen” bookstore in Tongliao Municipality in Inner Mongolia, and asked if there are any copies of a book titled “Dreamlike Life”. The store owner answered that this book is low in supply nowadays, and he has only 17 copies. The group said that they would buy all copies. When the owner gave them the copies, they told him that they are from the Cultural Supervision Team of the city, and the books are confiscated. They told him that the book contained reactionary contents, and is an illegal publication. “Dreamlike Life” was published by Tienma, Ltd. in Hong Kong in 2003, and the author is Muunohai (Ch. Mao Ao Hai), an ethnic Mongolian dissident who was sent to a long term jail during the Cultural Revolution and recently put under house arrest because of the publication of this book. The book is an autobiography edited by Altanbulag, and there is news that the authorities are investigating on the editor. The book talks about Muunohai’s life experience and it contains his opinion and remarks about the communist party. The author is highly educated in Marxism, and used the Marxist theories to discuss the dictatorship government of Communist Party of China, and proves that what they do are against the real Marxism. The author reveals the darkness of the communist rule as well as the facts that the communists persecuting and culturally assimilating the ethnic Mongols of Inner Mongolia.  



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