August 3, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Former president of Mongolia Nambar Enkhbayar was convicted Wednesday on graft charges and sentenced to four years in prison. The Sukhbaatar district court also ordered the confiscation of more than 30 million tugriks (USD $22,206) of Enkhbayar's property. Enkhbayar, who maintains his prosecution ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Mongolian Election Commission on Thursday voted to ban former Mongolian president Nambar Enkhbayar from the upcoming parliamentary election due to allegations of corruption and abuse of power during his former presidency. Enkhbayar's corruption trial began on Monday. He was charged with ...[read more]
June 4, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Former Mongolian president Nambar Enkhbayar went on trial for corruption charges on Monday. Enkhbayar was arrested in April and charged with corruption and abuse of power during his time as president until 2009. Enkhbayar told reporters that he believed his trial was politically motivated in order ...[read more]
January 14, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 14, 2010, Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia announced that he would suspend the death penalty and commute the sentences of all prisoners held on death row to 30 years in prison. In a speech to the Mongolian Parliament, Tsakhia called for a permanent ban on the death penalty, saying ...[read more]
August 18, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that foreign diplomatic missions are not required to pay property taxes on real property used for housing staff and not diplomatic purposes. The ruling overturned judgments against India and Mongolia, which would ...[read more]
January 14, 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni
Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia announced Thursday that he would suspend the death penalty and commute the sentences of all prisoners currently on death row to 30 years in prison. In a lengthy speech to the Mongolian Parliament, Tsakhia called for a permanent ban on the death penalty, saying ...[read more]
May 25, 2009
by Jay Carmella
Mongolia Democratic Partypresidential candidateTsakhiagiin Elbegdorjon Monday defeated current presidentNambar Enkhbayar in the country's general election. Educated in the US, Elbegborj ran on a platform offighting corruptionandredistributing profi... ...[read more]
July 3, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged the Mongolian government to exercise the utmost restraint in dealing with protests of the country's recent parliamentary elections. President Nambar Enkhbayar on Tuesday instituted a four-day state of emergency followi... ...[read more]
April 24, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
The US Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments in Permanent Mission of India v. New York, a case in which the justices will determine whether US courts can hear claims against foreign governments regarding unpaid property taxes for diplomatic residences. The city of New York brought the claim ...[read more]
March 31, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Chief Prosecutor Desmond de Silva told the Associated Press in an interview Friday that Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor is being closely guarded by UN peacekeepers from Mongolia and Ireland as he awaits a war crimes trial. The prison where Taylor is being ...[read more]

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