Rivers without Boundaries

International environmental community asks President Elbegdorj to veto amendments weakening Mongolia’s legislation

  International environmental and civil rights groups are outraged by the Great Khural (Mongolian Parliament) passing amendments  to the Law with the Long Name (LLN) on the last day  of Lunar year. Exact amendments as of yesterday were not available to the public and even to ministry officials, but information …

Sentence for Mongolian Goldman Prize Winner and other green activists reduced by 65 years

  Goldman Environmental Prize winner Munkhbayar, who in January 2014 was sentenced to almost 22 years in jail, as well as four of his friends from the Gal Undesten Movement, won significant reductions in their sentences in the City Court of Ulan Baatar.  They were protecting the law prohibiting mining …

Leading Mongolian lawyer dismissess sentence given to Munkhbayar

Rivers without Boundaries finally obtained proper English translation of the CRIMINAL CODE OF MONGOLIA . According to this UN-approved copy the articles, according to which Munkhbayar and each of his his friends were sentenced on January 21 to 21 year in prison, have the following titles: Article 81. Act of …

Environmentalists or terrorists? Nationalists or patriots?

Michelle Tolson published today a brilliant text on gross injustice done to famous Mongolian environmentalist Munkhbayar and his fellows. “Authoritarian” government of the region after clashes with environmental activists either release them as it was done with “pirates” from Greenpeace in Russia or give them 1-2 year suspended jail term …

A century in jail for an attempt to protect rivers?

On January 21, in the outskirts of Ulaan Baatar in detention center #461the famous Mongolian environmerntal activist, leader of Union of the Mongolian Rivers and Lakes Ts.Munkhbayar and his four friends from “Fire Nation” Movement were sentenced to 21 years in prison each, cumulatively more than one century of imprisonment. …

Mongolian law amended without people’s consent will lead to greater controversy

  Mongolian Mining Journal published a very informative description of changes proposed to the “Law with long name” with a promising title “End of confusion over “long-titled” law in sight” We publish a shortened version with RwB comments. Aslo see THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LAW WITH LONG NAME SEPTEMBER …