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Human Rights
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)
Southern (Inner) Mongolian prominent political prisoner Mr. Hada is suffering from poor health and maltreatment in a secret prison near Hohhot, regional capital of Southern Mongolia. (Full Story)
New York - Exactly a year after his expected release date, Mr. Hada, a Southern (Inner) Mongolian prominent political prisoner, is still being held without charge in a secret prison in suburban Hohhot, the regional capital. Mr. Hada had completed his 15 year sentence on December 10, 2010 but was quickly placed under arbitrary detention on the very day his sentence ended. (Full Story)
by Moriel Rothman

Jerusalem - Recently, two frightening bills were approved for a first reading in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. The first, sponsored by members of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party, proposes limiting donations from foreign governments to “political” Israeli NGOs to 20,000 shekels (approximately $5,000).  (Full Story)

New York - On October 20, 2011, another Mongolian herder, Mr. Zorigt, was killed by a Chinese oil transport truck as he tried to protect his grazing lands in Huhtolgoi Gachaa of Uushin Banner, Ordos Municipality of Southern (Inner) Mongolia.  (Full Story)
New York - The Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) obtained a written communication and new photos dated from July 20 to July 30, 2011, showing that Ms.Huuchinhuu Govruud, a well-known Southern (Inner) Mongolian dissident writer who has gone missing since January 27, 2011 was frequently beaten by police from the Tongliao City Horchin District Public Security Bureau in eastern Southern Mongolia.  (Full Story)
The sentencing of a Saudi Arabian woman to 10 lashes after she drove a car demonstrates the scale of discrimination against women in the Kingdom, Amnesty International said today. (Full Story)
Palestinians from Jerusalem and those with Israeli citizenship once again urged the United Nations and UNESCO to take action to stop the destruction of the Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem. (Full Story)
Nearly a month after large-scale protests were carried out by herders and students in Southern (Inner) Mongolia, another protest erupted in eastern Southern Mongolia's Bairin Left Banner ("ba lin zuo qi" in Chinese) in Ulaanhad ("chi feng shi" in Chinese) Municipality. (Full Story)
Many Mongolians have been arrested, detained and beaten during and after the large-scale region-wide protest sparked by the brutal killing of a Mongolian herder named Mergen in Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Shiliin-gol League. (Full Story)
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