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  Hada and Family Members Still Missing
Feb 24, 2013
New York


Hada had a brief family reunion in December 2010 after serving his 15 years of imprisonment before being transferred to a secret prison for extrajudicial detention  

As Mr.Hada, Southern (Inner) Mongolian prominent political prisoner, continues to serve extrajudicial detention at a secret prison in the regional capital Hohhot, his wife Ms. Xinna and son Uiles have gone missing again since around the end of January 2013.

Phone calls to Xinna, Uiles and Xinna’s extended family remain unanswered. The Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) was able to contact Hada’s uncle Mr. Haschuluu, who lives in eastern Southern Mongolia’s Ulaanhad city (“Chi Feng” in Chinese). Ulaanhad is the location of the Inner Mongolia Jail No.4 where Hada completed his 15 year jail sentence on December 10, 2010 and then transferred to the secret prison in Hohhot.

“I have lost contact with Xinna, Uiles and Xinna’s extended family in Bogot City (“Bao Tou” in Chinese) since early November 2012,” Haschuluu told SMHRIC over the phone, “on November 3, I went to Hohhot and tried to see them. Unfortunately I was not allowed to see any of them, so I went to Bogot. I was still not allowed to see any member of Hada’s in-laws.”

When asked whether there is any information on Hada’s current health condition, Haschuluu told SMHRIC that “the authorities keep telling us that Hada is in good health although none of us have seen him recently”.

Almost a month ago, Hada’s mother-in-law Ms. Hanshuulan told SMHRIC that “Hada’s health conditions seemed to be not too terrible, and the food he is given seemed to be okay compared to what was given previously.”

During the interview Hanshuulan also revealed that the Chinese authorities are trying by all possible means to force Hada to admit to his past “wrongdoing” and “crime” and sign a document promising not to carry out similar activities in the future if he is released. Despite the authorities’ continuing intimidation efforts, Hada has consistently rejected the authorities’ demands to sign any such document.

“You know how determined Hada is,” Hanshuulan said earlier, “Hada has never accepted and will never accept any such condition, because what Hada did was nothing but merely express his thoughts.”

“At this moment, no one knows where they are or their situation, because all communications are severed and no one is allowed to see them,” Haschuluu said in response to a question  by SMHRIC whether it is possible that Xinna and Uiles are being confined to their residence and communications with the outside cut off or they might have been taken into detention again.



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