Saturday, 17 October 2009

Mongolia: Death row inmate pardoned

On 30 July 2009 Amnesty International (AI) issued an urgent appeal on behalf of Mongolian man facing execution for murder. It is extremely rare for details of capital cases in Mongolia to be made public, which greatly limits the ability of independent media to report on the death penalty in that country and of human rights activists to place pressure on the government.

Information about the death penalty in Mongolia is considered a state secret, even to the extent that the government does not confirm how executions are carried out.

On 14 October, AI issued the following update.

Urgent Action
Mongolian death row inmate pardoned

Buuveibaatar, a 33-year old Mongolian man sentenced to death for murder, has been granted a pardon by the Mongolian President.

Buuveibaatar was sentenced to death for the murder of his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in January 2008. He had exhausted all his appeals. His father wrote to Amnesty International, thanking everyone for their support.

No further action is requested from the Urgent Action network. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.

This is the first update of UA 206/09 (ASA 30/002/2009).
Issue Date: 14 October 2009

Related story:
Mongolia: Appeal for death row pardon -- 3 August 2009

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this review of a law prof's book on capital punishment: