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Mongolia's anti-corruption agency arrested and released ex-PM Mendsaikhan Enkhsaikhan

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 22, 2019
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Mongolia's anti-corruption agency, the Independent Agency Against Corruption (IAAC), confirmed the arrest of former Prime Minister Mendsaikhan Enkhsaikhan.

Enkhsaikhan is suspected of misusing his position and corruption while working as minister in charge of mega projects such as Tavan Tolgoi coking coal mine located in the South Gobi desert, according to the IAAC.

Enkhsaikhan served as prime minister of Mongolia from 1996 to 1998 and as minister in charge of mega projects from 2014 to 2016.

Mendsaikhan Enkhsaikhan was released on Friday a day after his arrest.

"The Independent Agency Against Corruption (IAAC), Mongolia's top anti-corruption body, arrested Enkhsaikhan without a court order. Thus, we decided to receive a request made by an attorney of Enkhsaikhan for him to be released immediately," said a court in Sukhbaatar district in Ulan Bator in a statement.


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