søndag 6. september 2020

Ethnic Mongolian Official Dead by Suicide Amid Language Protests

33-year-old ethnic Mongolian woman has died by suicide in what her family members said was an act of protest over the ruling Chinese Communist Party's plans to phase out Mongolian-medium education and language teaching in schools. Surnaa, who worked for a panel of the Chinese Communist Party in Inner Mongolia's Alxa administrative unit, died Friday morning. Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful, the league police department said in a statement.

Surnaa’s husband, Altanbagan, and her sister-in-law said that she took her life over the language policy, according to a statement published Friday by the New York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC).