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Photos of Southern Mongolian political prisoner Hada and his family members

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Photos of Southern Mongolian political prisoner Hada and his family members
SMHRIC
March 25, 2014
New York

The following photos of the Southern (Inner) Mongolian prominent political prisoner Mr. Hada and his wife Ms. Xinna are obtained and made public for the first time by the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC). Hada was arrested in 1995 and sentenced to 15 years in jail in 1996 by the Chinese authorities on charges of “splitting the country and engaging in espionage”. On December 10, 2010, Hada completed the full prison term. Yet, not only did the Chinese authorities continue to imprison him without any legal justification, but also arrested and detained his wife Xinna and son Uiles on trumped-up charges of “engaging in illegal business” and “illegal drug possession” respectively. Hada is currently still held at a secret prison in suburban Hohhot, capital of Southern Mongolia. Despite the authorities’ cruel torture, inhumane treatment and continuing imprisonment, Hada is determined to pursue a lawsuit against the Chinese authorities in Southern Mongolia including the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Public Security Bureau for mistreating him and his family. After the 16-month detention Xinna was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 5 years reprieve on the same charge. Their son Uiles was also detained for nearly a year since December 2010 and was later put under the so-called “residential surveillance”, a form of house arrest, in his apartment in Hohhot.

Hada, is still held in a secret prison in suburban Hohhot. This is the first photo of Hada since December 2010. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Hada, is still held in a secret prison in suburban Hohhot. This is the first photo of Hada since December 2010. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

 Xinna under a surveillance camera in front of her apartment. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Xinna under a surveillance camera in front of her apartment. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Xinna and Uiles under "residential surveillance", a form of house arrest, in their residency. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Xinna and Uiles under “residential surveillance”, a form of house arrest, in their residency. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Xinna, under "residential surveillance" in their residency, has very limited freedom of movement. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Xinna, under “residential surveillance” in their residency, has very limited freedom of movement. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Xinna under a surveillance camera in front of her apartment. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Xinna under a surveillance camera in front of her apartment. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Multiple surveillance camera installed near in front of Xinna's apartment. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Multiple surveillance camera installed near in front of Xinna’s apartment. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

The suburban Hohhot's blue-roofed two-storey building is the "black jail" or secret prison where Hada is held. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

The suburban Hohhot’s blue-roofed two-storey building is the “black jail” or secret prison where Hada is held. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Closer look of the blue-roofed two-storey building where Hada is held. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Closer look of the blue-roofed two-storey building where Hada is held. (SMHRIC photo, March 2014)

Topics in Southern Mongolian Human Rights March 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014