Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, its chapter in Mongolia and the UNCAC Coalition, an international umbrella group representing more than 300 civil society organisations, call on the parliament in Mongolia to reject a new law with provisions granting amnesty to those under investigation for corruption.
This new law would terminate 45 out of the 55 cases that the Independent Agency against Corruption in Mongolia (IAAC) is investigating and grant amnesty to the accused. The alleged crimes involve more than 32 billion Mongolian Togrog (US$16.2 million).
In August the president of Mongolia vetoed sections of a similar law that would have granted amnesty to those currently serving prison terms and those under investigation for corruption following pressure from the public and Transparency International. But a parliamentary committee has introduced for debate a new version of the vetoed law with the same amnesty provisions.
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