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Researcher fined, charged with defamation for criticising Mongolian minister on Twitter

Researcher fined, charged with defamation for criticising Mongolian minister on Twitter

The former minister of Road and Transportation, Mr. A. Gansukh, has filed a criminal lawsuit against Mr. L. Davaapil for defaming him through social media. A first instance court hearing was held in December 2014 during which the accused was ordered to pay a 9.7 mln. MNT (approx. US$5,200) fine in compensation, in accordance with the Criminal Code, provision 111.2; the amount is 51 times higher than the minimum wage.

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Mongolian newspaper journalists face fines, criminal defamation charges

A Mongolian court has imposed fines totalling approx. US$17,000 on three newspaper journalists, specifying that "the inability to pay the fines would result in a 3 year prison sentence." Globe International Center disputes the court's decision as it may cause financial hardship for the media outlet and act as a form of economic censorship at the government's discretion.

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