The long lasted trial that took 4 years of investigation process for the case of 5 civilian deaths, which occurred during the disorder of July 01, 2008, also known as the "Incident of July 01
" among the people, was held at the 461st detention center in Ulaanbaatar for a period of two days on June 06-07, 2012 and finally concluded its decision at around 10:30pm yesterday on June 07 and delivered the verdict to the convicts.
Following the case related to the disorder that occurred after the Parliamentary Elections in 2008 that caused death to 5 civilians and substantial health casualties to many other civilians, the primary court concluded its decision under the 294.1 article of the Criminal Code of Mongolia, “If substantial damage has been caused by a head or official person of powers or official post through the abuse of one’s position, excess of their power or competence and omission of their duties they shall be punished by imprisonment”.
According to the court’s decision
, the former Acting Chairman of the General Police Department of Mongolia, major-general Ch.Amarbold and the former Chief of the Patrol and Security Department, police colonel Sh.Batsukh were condemned to 6.6 years of imprisonment, the former Chief of the Ulaanbaatar Metropolitan Police Department, lieutenant-colonel O.Zorigt was sentenced to 5.6 years and the former Chief of the Public Order Department, Metropolitan Police Department, police colonel G.Ganbaatar to 2 years imprisonment respectively.
Under the Amnesty Law of Mongolia their sentences have been commuted. The imprisonment sentence of Ch.Amarbold and Sh.Batsukh was reduced to 3.6 years and lieutenant-colonel O.Zorigt’s to 2.6 years, where police colonel G.Ganbaatar was granted with an amnesty not to serve in prison.
The convict Ch.Amarbold’s lawyer J.Yarinpil objected the court's decision and stated to appeal to a higher court. The trial was conducted by M.Aldar, J.Oyunchimeg with Ch.Khosbayar as a moderator judge and with lawyers for the convicts as appointed by the Capital City’s Advocates Association including J.Yarinpil lawyer to Ch.Amarbold, M.Altan-Ulzii to Sh.Batsukh and S.Tegshjargal to G.Ganbaatar. The bench faced with much opposition as the trail was conducted under the absence of the lawyer to the convict O.Zorigt.
The Amnesty Law of Mongolia was adopted in July, 2009 under an initiation by the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj which led to over 2,192 people being released for minor crimes and misdemeanors committed before June 24, 2009. Those released included people being detained for alleged crimes committed during the July 01, 2008 riot.
Under the Amnesty Law of Mongolia
, the perpetrators, who have for the fist time committed a crime, convicts imprisoned for their crime committed prior to the age of 18, the women with children under 18 years old and pregnant women, convicts who have inflicted physical harm to their body on purpose and permanently incapacitated by 70%, male convicts over 60 years old, female convicts above 55 years old and convicts condemned to a light sentence other than imprisonment are granted with a mercy.
Also, whatever unserved period of the concurrent and main sentence of the convicts under an age of 18 no matter of their total term of sentence condemned by the court, whatever unserved period of the concurrent and main sentence of the first time convicts who are charged under the misdemeanors and whatever unserved period of the concurrent and main sentence of the first time convicts who have committed heavy crimes are terminated under the Amnesty Law of Mongolia.