Mongolian ex-PM jailed for six years for abuse of power

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A criminal court in Mongolia’s capital has sentenced Former Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat to six years’ imprisonment for abuse of power.

The ex-leader was found guilty of illegally owning protected areas with special licenses.

The court said Erdenebat also gave privileges to a mining company by abusing power in his capacity as prime minister.

The 45-year-old served as prime minister of the resource-rich country from 2016 to 2017.

Recently, while in custody, he won a seat in the recent parliamentary elections on the platform of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party.




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