English PEN is seriously concerned by reports that Hada, a Mongolian political prisoner held since 1995, has been maltreated in detention.
According to PEN’s information, Hada, editor of The Voice of the Southern Mongolia, is regularly ill treated in Chi Feng prison. There have been unconfirmed reports that he has suffered abuse and that his health has deteriorated as a result. He reportedly suffers from stomach ulcers and coronary heart disease.
Hada was arrested on
Hada received a degree in 1983 from the department of Mongolian language and Literature at the Inner Mongolian Teacher’s College for Nationalities. In October 1989, he opened the Mongolian Academic Bookstore in
Hada, who co-founded the SMDA in 1992, published with the organisation an underground journal, The Voice of Southern Mongolia, and he also finished a book, The Way Out for the Southern Mongols. In the book, Hada detailed what the Chinese government had done to the Mongols of Inner Mongolia, including mass killings, deprivation of social and political rights, and suppression of Mongol culture.
Please send appeals:
– Protesting the fifteen-year prison sentence handed down to editor and political dissident Hada, and calling for his immediate and unconditional release in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which China is a signatory
– Expressing concern for his health and well being following reports that he is frequently ill-treated in detention, and seeking assurances that he is receiving all necessary medical care.
His Excellency Hu Jintao
President of the People’s Republic of
Procurator General Mr. Jia Chunwang
Supreme People’s Procuratorate
Please note that fax numbers are no longer available for the Chinese authorities, so it may be most effective to forward these appeals to the Chinese embassy in
Her Excellency Mrs Fu Ying
Embassy of the People’s Republic of
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