On 10 September each year Mongolia observes the Day for Remembering Victims of Political Repression.
Earlier today, Mongolian President Kh.Battulga, Speaker of Parliament G.Zandanshatar and Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh paid tribute to the Monument of Victims of the Political Repression by laying wreaths. Present at the ceremony were also MPs, representatives of political parties and non-government organisations and family members of the victims.
“…Remembering the day of 10 September 1937 when the brutal political persecution that covered all social classes was launched in Mongolia, it was decreed by the Law of Mongolia and Resolution of the Parliament to commemorate the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression nationwide on 10 September every year. Accordingly, Mongolia is observing the day for the 24th year,” reported the State Commission for Management and Organisation of Rehabilitation of Political Repression.
During the years of political purge, 36 thousand people suffered repression, of whom 31,263 have been rehabilitated.
Statistical documents prepared by the State Commission on Rehabilitation reveal some heart-breaking numbers. Within the two years between 1937 and 1939, the institute called the Special Commission with Full Rights falsely charged 25,824 people for political crimes and the court sentenced 20 thousand of them to execution by firing squad.