|March 25, 2014|
|Ms. Xinna, wife of Southern Mongolian prominent political prisoner Mr. Hada, speaks on their situation [Part 1] (SMHRIC video, March 2014)|
Today, May 30, 2012, is a usual day. But to me, it is a busy day, because I had to receive three waves of unwelcome guests. Before noon, I received a criminal verdict against me from the Intermediate People’s Court. This is also known as “judgment of second-instance” or “final judgment”. This is the original verdict with the document code of “2012 Hu Xing Zhong Zi No.72”. In the end, the verdict still upheld the original judgment, sentencing me to 3 years in jail with 5 years reprieve on a charge of “engaging in illegal business”.
It was as I expected. In the afternoon, another two groups of people visited me. The first group was the personnel from the Hohhot City Saihan District Court who delivered two documents to me. The first was the “Decision on Lifting the Residential Surveillance” for me. The second was the “Notice from the People’s Court”. After being discharged from the detention center on the evening of April 24, 2012, I was immediately placed under “residential surveillance”, a 24/7 around-the-clock surveillance carried out by the local police station that had jurisdiction over my area. Therefore, today they came to lift this “residential surveillance”.
The second document “Notice from the People’s Court” notifies me of the regulations that I must obey during the reprieve. It has five items. One of them in particular prohibits me from engaging in any activity of managing books, magazines, music products and other publications, and prohibits me from entering any large public place. This was the second group of people. After the People’s Court personnel left, another group of people from the local police station also brought me some documents and read them to me, detailing what I should do and what I shouldn’t based on the “Notice from the People’s Court”.
The People’s Court personnel left me some written documents in the morning, but the people from the local police station read the regulations to me without leaving any written materials. I am not sure why. I asked for it, they refused to give me any. They said they would provide it later. I can recall that one of the items specifically pointed out I must not receive any interview from foreign news media; and prior approval must be obtained prior to meeting with anyone etc. In other words, from today on I became a criminal. I lost my freedom. No matter whether it is called “notice” or “regulation”, the documents delivered to me by the abovementioned personnel in fact have deprived me of my freedom.
Since I was arrested on December 3, 2010, I have dealt with this ordeal for almost 18 months. By June 3, 2012, it will be exactly 18 months. So, that means there are only few more days left. During these more than 550 days, without any freedom, I was frequently and deliberately given a hard time and continually pressured by the authorities, because I refused to accept the authorities’ intolerable demands, insisting firmly on what I believe, defending persistently my legal rights. In the end, the authorities still criminalized and sentenced me to jail. I do not accept this court decision. I will continue to appeal in accordance with the law. In fact, the arrest and trial against me were by implication caused by the case against my husband Hada.
My husband Hada was arrested on December 10, 1995, in connection with the ethnic problem, and later was sentenced to 15 years in jail. December 10, 2010 was supposedly the date he was to be released after completing his full sentence term. In other words, he should be free because he completed the jail term. However, a week before his expected release date, not only did the authorities refuse to release him but they arrested me and my son Uiles, and detained us separately under accusations of “engaging in illegal business” and “illegal drug possession” respectively. Why is this?
( see Part 2 here: www.smhric.org/news_524.htm )