Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Good news from Mongolia

We are so pleased that the Mongolian Parliament last week approved a bill to ratify the 2nd Optional Protocol to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.

When a Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights delegation visited Mongolia last October to hold a press conference, deliver public presentations, and meet with attorneys and victims' groups, we had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Ulziisaikhian Enkhtuzshin, Chair of the Standing Committee -- the Majority Party -- of the Mongolian Parliament. We commend Mr. Enkhtuzshin for taking the lead in advancing this recent legislation.

This photo shows the MVFHR group with Mr. Enkhtuzshin (third from left) and our colleagues from Amnesty International Mongolia.

Here is Amnesty International's news release.

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