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Human Rights
China. Southern Mongolian political prisoner still illegally detained by authorities
The folowing is a phone interview with Ms Hanshuulan, 86-years old, mother of Hada’s wife Xinna, by SMHRIC. Until just recently, Ms. Hanshuulan had been prohibited by the Chinese authorities from talking to any foreign news media and human rights organizations in an effort to prevent the flow of any information about Hada and his family members to the outside. (Full Story)
Southern (Inner) Mongolian dissident, Hada, kept in a secret prison
The long imprisoned Southern (Inner) Mongolian dissident Mr. Hada continues to be kept under extrajudicial detention in a secret prison in China, his wife Xinna and son Uiles have disappeared again sometime over the past two weeks. (Full Story)
Mongolian Herders Protest China’s Illegal Occupation of Their Land and Defamation of Their Ancestors
New York - Mongolian herders from Ejinee Banner (“E Ji Na Qi” in Chinese) of the western Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Alshaa League (“A La Shan Meng” in Chinese) took to the streets on October 2, 2012 to protest the local government’s illegal leasing of their grazing lands to Chinese companies.  (Full Story)
Malaysia. Cartoonist Zunar Keeps Fighting for Free Speech Rights
If you have ever had to wait on a judicial decision, you know how nerve-racking the waiting can be.  Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, apparently believes the American proverb that “Action is worry’s worst enemy.”   (Full Story)
Plans Announced to Resettle China's Remaining Nomad Population
New York - According to a statement posted on May 30, 2012 on the official website of the Central People’s Government of the People's Republic of China, the State Council Steering Committee meeting hosted by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao passed the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan for the Project on  Resettling Nomadic People within China”.  (Full Story)
Southern Mongolians Fighting for the Right to Sign Documents in Mongolian
New York -One indication of the violation of basic human rights of the Southern (Inner) Mongolians in the "Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region" by the Chinese authorities is the denial of the right to sign their names in Mongolian on any formal documents. Yet, as part of the effort to reclaim their national identity and restore their basic human rights through non-violent resistance, Southern Mongolians are fighting to secure this right within China’s existing legal framework. (Full Story)
Taylor Verdict a Warning to War Crimes Perpetrators
Dakar/Nairobi/Brussels - The landmark guilty verdict against former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor is a warning to those most responsible for atrocity crimes that they can be held accountable. (Full Story)
Eastern Southern (Inner) Mongolia. Detainees Freed, but Informers Punished
Following three days of protests by Mongolians of Tulee Gachaa (gachaa is equivalent to village), Naiman Banner (Banner is equivalent to county) of eastern Southern (Inner) Mongolia, the Chinese authorities in Naiman Banner finally freed all twenty two detainees who were arrested while attempting to stop the bulldozer of a Chinese state-run forestry company from leveling and occupying the Gachaa’s land. (Full Story)
Protests continue in Southern (Inner) Mongolia
The protests continued in Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Naiman Banner (banner is equivalent to county) after a violent clash took place yesterday between several hundred local Mongolians of Tulee Gachaa (gachaa is equivalent to village) and more than 80 police from the Banner Public Security Bureau, resulting in the arrests of 22 Mongolians with 5 seriously injured. (Full Story)
Southern Mongolians Protest Land Expropriation, 22 Arrested
New York - On the afternoon of April 2, 2012, hundreds of Mongolians of Tulee Gachaa (gachaa is equivalent to village), Mingren Sum (sum is equivalent to township), Naiman Banner (banner is equivalent to county) of eastern Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Tong Liao Municipality were met with brutal force by the local Chinese authorities.  (Full Story)
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