Two Southern (Inner) Mongolian exiles, Mr. Dalaibaatar Dovchin and Mr. Tulguur Norovrinchen, were deported from Mongolia by train to China on May 13, 2014. The Mongolian authorities did not provide any explanation for the deportation. Dalaibaatar had a student visa valid through July 1, 2014, and Tulguur had an “Asylum Seeker Certificate” issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) valid through June 16, 2014.
On May 14, 2014 around 9:00 AM, Beijing time, the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) was able to talk to Dalaibaatar briefly by phone. Dalaibaatar confirmed that the two had already crossed the border into China. An unidentified Mongolian-speaking man who was likely escorting the two answered the phone supposedly owned by Tulguur and allowed Dalaibaatar to speak briefly before telling him “not to speak more” and hung up the phone. Successive phone calls to the same number remained unanswered.