Police arrest men suspected of shooting at equipments of a gold mining company

Police arrested Munkhbayar Tsetsgee, leader of an environmental group "Ongi River" in connection with shooting at equipments of a gold mining company in central Mongolia. Radnaabazar, governor of Mandal county of Selenge province where the incident occurred, confirmed the arrest.
Munkhbayar Tsetsgee, leader of an
environmental group "Ongi River

On Saturday night around 10-11 pm, Munkhbayar was arrested in a place called "Khar Modotiin Davaa" about 30 km away from Mandal county center. This morning, two other men known as Tomorbaatar, Batbaatar were arrested. Police is still looking for the fourth suspect. The four men run away by horse to mountain immediately after shooting at the equipments. One of them fell from his horse and dropped all his documents. This allowed the police to identify and arrest the men, said the governor.

In 2007, Munkhbayar won prestigious international environmental award "Goldman Prize". He led uncompromising fight against authorities on environmental issues. In 2009, coalition of Mongolian grassroot environmental groups led by Munkhbayar was instrumental in passing of the law to ban mining activities along river and water basin. Munkhbayar graduated agricultural college in his native Dundgobi (Middle-Gobi) province as an agronomist. He worked as head of local citizens council and as journalist. In 2001, he started truly grassroot environmental group "Ongi river" which managed to shut down some 30 gold mining operations along the Ongi river which runs through Uvurkhangai and Dundgobi province.

Here is video about Munkhbayar done by Goldman Foundation

By Ganbat, editor of mongolianviews.com


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