BertelsmannStiftung / FutureChallenges: Mongolia – High Ranking Politicians should not be above the Law

“There is going to be the arrest of former President Nambaryn Enkhbayar”. This message appeared all over Facebook and Twitter on 12th April. A few hours later the news  proved to be true. The former President, one of  Mongolia’s best known politicians was arrested.  Enkhbayar served as the Prime Minister from 2000 to 2004, the Speaker of Parliament from 2004 to 2005, and the President from 2005 to 2009 and is Chairman of the opposition party Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP). The first attempt to arrest him on corruption charges was unsuccessful because his bodyguards and a number of supporters thwarted it. The second attempt by members of the  Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) forces proved successful and he was arrested at his home on 13th April. The nation was shocked at the aggressiveness  and brutality of the arrest as highlighted by many TV shows that morning. To read the full article, click hereMongolia – High Ranking Politicians should not be above the Law

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