border review | 11 April 2012

Conflicts over land in Inner Mongolia

New York based New Tang Dynasty Television reports that the conflict of land rights in Inner Mongolia is still going on. About 40 Mongolians demanded the release of their fellow protesters detained yesterday. > Hundreds had protested in Inner Mongolia on Tuesday. They said a Chinese forestry company had taken their land, and they wanted local officials to help them get it back. (…) The original protest erupted when locals tried to physically stop an excavator from working on the disputed land. Five people were seriously injured, according to the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center. Locals had been appealing to authorities for months, according to the center. They said leaders of the protest have been repeatedly threatened.

See the entire report here.