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Former Mongolian president gets four years in jail for corruption

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 3 August 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Former Mongolian president gets four years in jail for corruption, 3 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/502504f821.html [accessed 19 December 2014]
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August 03, 2012

Former Mongolian President Nambar EnkhbayarFormer Mongolian President Nambar Enkhbayar

Mongolian media are reporting that a court there has jailed former president Nambar Enkhbayar for four years after finding him guilty of corruption charges.

Enkhbayar, 54, served as prime minister and then president for almost a decade until losing office in 2009.

He was arrested in April in a dawn raid broadcast live on national television.

On August 2, he was found guilty of misappropriating gifts intended for a monastery, along with other corruption charges, in a hearing broadcast on national television.

The court originally sentenced him to seven years, but commuted three, citing an amnesty law.

Enkhbayar, who was barred from running in Mongolia's June parliamentary elections, called the charges "groundless."

He has said he will appeal the verdict.

Based on reporting by Interfax and AFP

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