President Ts.Elbegdorj frees former authorities of SouthGobi Sands


In accordance with constitutional rights, President Ts.Elbegdorj issued a decree to pardon a number of convicts this week, including U.S. citizen Justin Kapla, citizens of the Philippines Cristobal David and Hilarion Cajucom Jr., who were convicted of tax evasion charges.
President of the Philippines Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III sent a request to the President of Mongolia asking for pardons for its citizens.
Kapla, David, and Cajucom were found guilty of tax evasion in a Mongolian criminal court and sentenced to nearly six years imprisonment.
Following the decision of President Ts.Elbegdorj, the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (AmCham) released a statement of appreciation for the decision of the Mongolian President, stating: “This pardon comes at a time when many others remain subject to travel bans and international business executives are reluctant to travel and do business in Mongolia. A transparent and just legal system is a cornerstone to any democratic society and critically important to an open and vibrant economy. Travel bans that are indiscriminately placed on both Mongolians and foreigners remain a key issue that requires urgent attention.
“AmCham Mongolia is deeply committed to the hard work ahead to help develop stronger economic growth and promote greater commerce between the United States and Mongolia.”
It was also announced yesterday that President Ts.Elbegdorj requested that Chinese President Xi Jinping pardon Kh.Damdin, a citizen of Mongolia who has been sentenced to the death penalty in China, and his appeal was granted.

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