|March 27, 2014|
|Ms. Xinna, wife of Southern Mongolian prominent political prisoner Mr. Hada, speaks on their situation [Part 2] (SMHRIC video, March 2014)|
This is because Hada has persisted in refusing to admit to any crime during his 15 years of imprisonment. I and my son Uiles have consistently supported him for believing firmly what he believed. We have called attention to his trial and grievances. We also appealed to the international community and spoke about our plight and expressed our discontent. All these aroused the resentment of the authorities who had arrested and criminalized Hada. Evidently, they are holding a bitter hatred toward us. Otherwise, they would not have arrested us before Hada’s expected release. Today, long after the completion of his full jail term, Hada is still not free.
As of today, it has been almost 17 years. I and my son also have become criminals. All three members of our family have lost our freedom. This kind of treatment might have made some sense during the Cultural Revolution. However, after 30 years of “Reform and Open-up”, such fierce struggles and ruthless strikes on ethnic problems are hardly comprehensive. A Mongolian intellectual who expressed his opinion on the ethnic problem through his writing was given a harsh sentence; his wife and son who supported him for upholding what he believes were implicated in the case, and eventually were criminalized.
Today, this form of inhumane treatment is still carried out in a country presumably under the rule of law. This is beyond outrageous. This way of replacing law with power and ignoring the implementation of law is inconsistent with the spirit of a modern society. The treatment of Hada’s case and our family fully expresses the attitude of the Inner Mongolian authorities. The authorities’ treatment towards us has already reached a level which we can no longer tolerate.
The Inner Mongolian authorities’ brutal and inhumane treatment of our family is the bitterest kind of treatment found anywhere across all of China. It has reached a point where there is no further room to get worse. Hada completed the full jail term. But, the authorities are still not freeing him because he refuses to admit to any crime. Not only did the authorities refuse to free him, but also they are pressuring him by arresting his wife and son. At the same time, they threaten and pressure his wife and son for supporting his refusal to cooperate with them, and blackmail them by the continued imprisonment of Hada in order to prevent mother and son from receiving news media interviews and appealing to the international community. This is a modern fascist way which we will never accept.
This is far from consistent with, in fact runs counter to the principle of “people-oriented” and “harmonious society” advocated by the Hu-Wen regime today. We are extremely outraged by this form of heavy-handed oppression from the Inner Mongolian authorities. We are angered and speechless. Now, Hada is still imprisoned. Our multiple requests to visit him are not answered. In fact, this is even worse than when he was serving his 15 year jail sentence, because the Prison Act allows prisoners to receive visitors twice a month. Today, not only are we not allowed to see him, but our right to communication has also not been respected. When I was in the detention center, the officials talked to me many times. They do not mention anything about my case.