Famous Mongolian singer B.Amarkhuu was sentenced to two years in prison by the Khan-Uul District Court in Ulaanbaatar today (29 October). He was arrested on 20 September while using drugs in Ulaanbaatar. According to one source, he was taken from a car parked in from of a hotel by police and arrested. The police have also conducted a search at B.Amarkhuu’s home.
B.Amarkhuu was born in Mongolia and raised in the Russian Republic of Buryatia. When he was a child his parents moved from Mongolia to the republic’s capital Ulan-Ude, where his father had been given the task of setting up the Buryat National Circus. He rose to popularity in Russia after winning Narodnyi (people’s) Artist 3 in 2006. After that, he returned to Mongolia and released songs. B.Amarkhuu is also well known for his participation as a judge in the widely popular Mongolian TV show “Universe of Best Songs”.