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Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 contributed to an increase in domestic violence and affected children’s rights to education and health. Prior to elections in June, there was a rise in cases of arbitrary detention of individuals speaking out against the government. The authorities failed...
Mongolia Death Penalty

Mongolia announces moratorium on executions

Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement made by the government of Mongolia on Thursday declaring an official moratorium on executions in the country. The organization said it believes President Tsakhia Elbegdorj has taken a bold move for the protection of human rights in Mongolia and...
Mongolia Death Penalty

Mongolian death row inmate receives pardon

Amnesty International has welcomed the news that Mongolian prisoner Buuveibaatar has had his death sentence commuted after being granted a pardon by the country’s President, Ts. Elbegdorj. The 33-year-old was found guilty of murdering his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in January 2008. His...
Mongolia Armed Groups

Are the Mongolian authorities getting away with murder?

Ten police officers have been arrested and charged with premeditated murder, after five people were killed during riots in Mongolia last year. Four of the victims died from gunshot wounds during the riots in Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar on 1 July 2008. Violence broke out following...