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To gather and distribute information concerning Southern (Inner) Mongolian human rights situation and general human rights issues;

To promote and protect ethnic Mongolians’ all kind of rights such as basic human rights, indigenous rights, minority rights, civil rights, and political rights in Southern Mongolia;

To encourage human rights and democracy grassroots movements in Southern Mongolia;

To promote human rights and democracy education in Southern Mongolia;

To improve the international community’s understanding of deteriorating human rights situations, worsening ethnic, cultural and environmental problems in Southern Mongolia;

Ultimately, to establish a democratic political system in Southern Mongolia.

UNPO and SMHRIC Submit Joint Report for Universal Periodic Review on China

           ...  On 29 March 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) submitted a joint report to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report was submitted on the occasion of the 31st Session of the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, during which the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will be under consideration. The report highlights the human rights violations occurring in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region (IMAR), with a particular focus on the violation of rights of Mongolian Herders, the arbitrary detention of political dissidents and the continuing suppression of the Mongolian language. The UPR report can be accessed and downloaded here. Since its annexation to the PRC, IMAR has undergone a series of political purges, cultural assimilation, economic marginalisation and environmental destruction at the hands of the Chinese Government. The Mongolians have not only been denied their right to self-determination, the possession of their ancestral lands and natural resources. They have also been   ....

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Testimonies of Mongolian victims of Chinese land grab ( 1 ) --- Cases of four jailed herders

           ...  My name is Tuyaa. I am a herder from Durben-ger Gachaa, Ulaanhad Sum of Zaruud Banner in Tongliao Municipality. We are a group of helpless herders who resorted to embarking on petition journeys to come to Beijing and Huhhot in a hope of having our grievances heard. I am a 38-year old herder who have a high-school level of education. Starting 2015, I have pursued a series of complaints and direct protests against the local authorities' corruption in relation to local election, compensation of housing reconstruction, deforestation, and subsidy to low-income households. As the local government failed to answer my demands, I have petitioned higher levels of authorities starting from banner (equivalent to county) government to league government, from league government to the autonomous region government. Receiving no response from any of these governments, I had to travel to Beijing as many as seven times to raise our concerns to the Chinese Central Government. Not only did the government refuse to answer our demands, but also did they intimidate us and attempt to stop us from further protesting. In September 2017   ....

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Letter of protest to Japanese children cartoon publisher Shogakukan

           ...  On behalf of the below listed Mongolian organizations and communities in the United States and Europe, we are writing to you to express our strong protest against your children’s comic cartoon magazine Coro Coro Comic’s March Issue for publishing insulting graffiti on the portrait of Chinggis Khan, the historical hero and the founder of the Mongolian nation. Targeting Japan’s tens of millions of young children who are the magazine’s audience, the cartoon “Yarisugi!!! Itazura-kun” (meaning “Have gone too far!!! Prankster) vulgarly displays male genitalia on the forehead of Chinggis Khan’s portrait and made a pun by pranking on the phonetic similarity of “Chinggis” with the Japanese word of “chin chin” which means “penis”. Needless to say, to the Mongolians and the Mongolian descendants across Eurasia and beyond, Chinggis Khan not only has been revered as the founder of their nation states but also represents their national pride and the very identity of who they are. Chinggis Khan is sacred in the hearts and minds of the millions of Mongolians throughout the world. This is not an unfamiliar fact to Japanese society  ....

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35 Mongolian herders tried, long sentences handed down

           ...  As part of China’s escalating crackdown on Mongolian herders’ protests, the People’s Court of Zaruud Banner in eastern Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Tongliao Municipality carried out a mass trial against 35 Mongolian herders from the Bayan-Tumen Gachaa of Ulzeimurun Sum (“sum” is equivalent to township) who defended their land from Chinese occupation. Following a six-month detention, these herders were sentenced to long-term imprisonment ranging from 5 years to 6 months on charges of “provocation and causing disturbance” and “gathering to assault state organs.” The Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) was able to confirm the mass trial with the family members and relatives of the defendants, and obtained the case details. Nine out of the 35 were handed down the following prison terms on December 27, 2017: Mr. Wu Tiedan, 5 years; Ms. Jin Haixia, 4 years; Mr. Borjigin Tsengelt, 3 years; Mr. Ulzeit, 2 years and 6 months; Mr. Shuang Xi, 2 years; Mr. Tsetsenbat, 1 year and 6 months; Mr. Madu, 1 year and 6 months; Mr. Buyan, 1 year; Mr. Sarantsogt, 1 year. The remaining 26 were  ....

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