The Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party's nationwide demonstration that started at 02:00pm against the arrest of their leader N.Enkhbayar is continuing at the Sukhbaatar's Square. The protest is being organized not only in Ulaanbaatar but also in Uvs, Bayankhongor and other aimags
The protestors have announced that they had submitted a demand to the President, State Great Khural (Parliament) and Government of Mongolia to release N.Enkhbayar, the leader of the MPRP within 24 hours. If the demand is not be accomplished they are to shift into the next level of the political demonstration and are to address the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the Amnesty International accordingly.
Despite the fact that the Ex-President N.Enkhbayar was arrested
in accordance with the order made by the Independent Authority Against Corruption, the MPRP is suspecting that N.Enkhbayar was taken into custody because of “July 01 riot
” matters (2008). The reason for suspecting as such was N.Enkhbayar's press conference held yesterday on April 12, where he revealed to the reporters the written protocols of his then meetings with the heads of the political parties held on July 01 and July 03-05, 2008.
An estimated number of 1,000 people are attending today’s protest. The MPRP has informed that N.Enkhbayar was holding a stance to declare a hunger strike.
Also, due to the current political situation that the authority of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party
announced to organize a nationwide demonstration, the National Authority for Children (NAC) has launched a warning.
In the warning,
“In compliance with the conduction of the political demonstration, parents and adults need to make sure not to leave children and youngsters with no attention and take all relevant measures to prevent any possible threats on the lives of children”, states the warning. The NAC particularly reminds to stay calm and be common sensed in settling the matter if any disorder and offences occur in a children’s environment.