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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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