Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chinese Police Bark Orders to Arrest Mongol Dissidents' Dog Over "Illegal" Internet Posts中国网警威胁南蒙古异议人士欲逮捕其金毛犬

Mongol dissident Xinna and her son Uiles released on August 15 a short video of their confrontation with Chinese Internet police who accused her Internet postings of being "illegal". After failing to provide evidence, the police officer threatened to arrest their dog. But first, some background --

Xinna, wife of prominent Southern Mongolian dissident writer Hada released on her Facebook her address and two cell phone numbers as she and her son Uiles have been bombarded by harassing phone calls and texts. Xinna on August 12 posted on her Facebook a report she penned about the harassment. She wrote that the harassing phone calls flooded in since she started to discuss with other dissidents and activists about building a network of wives/relatives of political prisoners in China. Her husband Hada has been detained in a "black jail" without charges since he finished serving a 15-year sentencing in 2010. Xinna and their son Uiles were both detained and harassed over the years. They released in early July an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the U.N. and the U.S. Congress condemning the illegal detention of Hada. Xinna has been able to access the Internet and became an outspoken activist, posting daily on Facebook and Twitter by using VPN. So it's not surprising the Internet police visited her home and sent a stern warning. But the whole scene became a farce when Xinna challenged the police who later threatened to take her dog. Uiles filmed the scene with his phone.

The following is her account (translated by Rose Tang) and the 1:30 minute video of the kerfuffle with the police on August 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGrgty2iHHo&feature=youtu.be

"As my phones continue to ring with harassing calls (over the last few days), today the police came to my home to threaten us! Now we’ve uploaded the video (of their visit) to the Internet...

Since August 11, harassing phone calls have been ringing. I silenced my phones and the batteries were flattened (from continuous calls)... for people who have been trying to reach me on the phone, they get the message that my phone service is suspended or there’s no such number. I’m speechless.

At 10:30 this morning, there was someone knocking on our door. A female voice spoke: “Teacher Xin, open the door...”

I opened the door, greeting me was a group of police officers (about seven or eight of them in police uniforms), one was even holding a video camera filming us. I was alerted as soon as I saw this scene and didn’t let them in. The reason why I did this was because the police broken into our home four years ago, “discovered” drugs and used it as an excuse to detain my son Uiles and a video camera provided the “evidence”...

So I said I was afraid they would set us up for “drugs in our home” and I won’t open the door. I told them they could only talk outside the door.

The leader of the group, a middle-aged man who said he’s the deputy leader of the Internet monitoring section of the Saihan District branch of the Hohhot Public Security Bureau. He only flashed his police badge once which I didn’t see clearly. By the time I asked my son to see it, he refused to show it again. I roughly saw his name has three characters that included Jun. His surname is Li.

He told me that I had been posting “illegal information” I said which piece of information broke the law? I’m online very day and posted much information, which ones? He said: you know it yourself! I replied: I really don’t know, please show me the proof! He told me he’ll go get the evidence. “I’m here warning you!” he added and left unhappily.

I opened the door to see the “guests” off, my golden retriever Banbuer enthusiastically ran after them. Surprisingly, that deputy leader screamed at his subordinates: “Take the dog!” But no one followed his order. His subordinates are all very young and look scholarly. After all, they’re just Internet police and seem gentle. They’re mostly university educated majoring in computer science. They have some basic human quality, unlike their leader, behaving like a thug, probably trained as an anti-crime police officer... they should know, our family have seen more vicious police officers than he. His threats are futile. But over all, this man was polite, there’re far more nasty police officers than he. We didn’t record all of them, for those we recorded, they seized our videos...

I couldn’t help laughing out loud when I heard that the police leader wanted to drag away my dog...such black humor! Internet police came to my home threatening us, we reasoned with them, they couldn’t argue back and attempted to take the dog. Is that my dog has gone online to post “illegal information”? Also, Internet Police aren’t supposed to be in charge of dog affairs, they’re supposed to take charge of human affairs! Golden retrievers are too sweet, they don’t even bark. She was well meant in seeing off the police but risked being taken away...our neighbors looked on and said: they would make dog dishes to accompany their drinking, dog meat to go with their alcohol...hahaha, I had goosebumps after I heard this.

I thought they left to get the evidence, I waited and waited, but they didn’t return. Looking into what’s going to happen next, would they block the Internet? Arresting us? I don’t care any more. My situation nowadays, aren’t I a prisoner outside prisons?

I suddenly thought of a fable in my elementary school textbook: A wolf from upstream of a river walks to a sheep drinking downstream says viciously: You have got the water dirty. The sheep explains: You’re upstream and I’m downstream. The wolf says: but you did get the river dirty. Then he jumps to the gentle sheep, tears it apart and eats it.

I have recorded today’s event and uploaded it online. After all, I’m like a sheep and will end up in the wolf’s mouth, so I’ll just fight gently..."

An open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.S. Congress, written by Xinna and Uiles on behalf of Hada:http://www.smhric.org/news_534.htm


Chinese original of Xinna’s article on the confrontation with the police on August 15:

新娜新博客 电话还在骚扰着 ,今天警察又上门恐吓 !我的录像已发到了网上......
2014年8月15日 PM 3:04
    自8月11日至今 骚扰电话一直打着 我只得放到了静音 直打到手机没了电...外面打给我电话 要么说是停机 要么就说是空号 我已无语。

    今天上午10点30分 有人敲门 并传来一位女士的声音:新老师开门....

     打开门一看 外面站着一堆警察 (大概七八个身穿警服的人)还有人拿着摄像机在拍 我一看这架势 马上警觉起来 没给开门 因为 四年前 公安就是这样突然闯入库房“ 搜查出毒品”并以此为借口 把我儿子威勒斯抓进看守所的 摄像机还以此为证据....

    我马上明说 不敢给开门 怕再栽赃陷害我们家有毒品 他们只得在门外谈事

    为首的一位中年男子 在我的追问下 说自己是呼和浩特赛罕区分局网监支队的副队长 出示证件时很闪 我的眼神又不好 叫来儿子威勒斯看时 就不给再出示了 我大概看到是三个字的名字 好像叫--军...

 他说 :我在网上发布违法信息了! 我问他哪条违法了?我每天上网 发过许多信息 到底是那条?他说: 你自己知道!我回答; 我真不知道,请出示证据!....他只得答应回去给我找证据 并说 我这是在警告你!...然后 怏怏离去

     我开门送客 我的金毛狗 班不拉也热情相送 没想到 那个支队长 冲着下属喊;"把狗拉走!“但下属都没人动做 , 我看他的下属都是小青年 个个文质彬彬 毕竟是网上警察 还算斯文 而且一般网上警察 都受过专业训练 大多是计算机系毕业的大学生基本素质还是有的 那个头头 倒像是刑警出身 一身霸气...殊不知 我们一家早已见过比他还恶的警察 恐吓根本不起作用 !平心而论 此人还算客气 比他野蛮的警察大有人在 只是 我们没能录下来而已 其实也录过 都被他们抢走了.....

 当我听警察的头儿说要拉走我的狗时 禁不住大笑出了声...多么黑色幽默啊!网监的警察 上门恐吓  与之据理力争 理屈词穷后 居然要拉走狗 
难道我的狗也上网发”违法信息“了吗?而且 网监一般是不管狗的事儿 只管人的事儿啊! 金毛这种狗太善良 对人连吠叫都不会 好心跟着主人送客 差点还被拉走 ....围观的邻居事后议论  要是拉走你家的狗  还不让他们当做下酒菜 狗肉就酒....哈哈 我听后一阵痉挛...

     我以为他们会拿来证据 等了半天也未见下文 估计下一步 没什么好果子吧...封网 ?抓人?我已不在乎了 我现在的处境 难道不也是域外囚徒吗?...

    我突然想起一个小学课本上的寓言故事;上游的狼 走到正在下游喝河水的羊面前 恶狠狠地威胁说 ;你把河水弄脏了  羊认真的分辨说 :你在上游 我在下游 我怎么能弄脏上游的水呢?狼说 就是你弄脏的...然后 扑上来 把柔弱的羔羊撕扯着吃了.....

     我已把今天发生的事情录了像 并已上传网络 反正我也像羊一样 早晚要进狼的嘴 干脆柔弱的博一下把....

Video of the kerfuffle with the police on August 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGrgty2iHHo&feature=youtu.be

An open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.S. Congress, written by Xinna and Uiles on behalf of Hada:http://www.smhric.org/news_534.htm


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