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Who was behind S.Zorig’s murder? Demands DP leader

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Who was behind S.Zorig’s murder? Demands DP leader

Today, 2nd October, is a day on which S.Zorig, one of the leaders of the Mongolian Democratic Revolution and a notable politician is remembered. It was on this day, 21 years ago, that S.Zorig, the then Minister of Infrastructure, was murdered. Mongolian Democratic Party leaders, MPs and family members participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the S.Zorig monument in central Ulaanbaatar.

During the ceremony, S.Erdene, leader of the Democratic Party  demanded that Justice Minister Ts.Nyamdorj, provides the name of the person behind the murder of S.Zorig. Also, he accused him of trying to cover up names in the recent ‘torture to confess’ case.

In the ‘torture to confess’ case, B.Khurts, the former director of Mongolian’s General Intelligence Agency and two officers were arrested by the Criminal Police Department. Currently, B.Khurts has released on bail but the two officers remain in jail.

Following an investigation lasting two decades – in which there have been accusations of cover-ups and during which numerous people, including the S.Zorig’s wife, have been detained – Ts.Amgalanbaatar and two others were sentenced to 24-25 years in prison for the murder of the politician. Still many questions remain unanswered.

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