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Appeal for justice in the killing of journalist in Mongolia

This statement was originally published on GIC's Facebook page on 29 February 2016.

Over three months have passed since Luntan Bolormaa, a female journalist and publicist, was found dead at her home on the night of 21 November 2015. Bolormaa's family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, the journalism community and the public are anxious for police to investigate and report on her sudden death.

Sources said that the National Institute of Forensic Science conducted an autopsy of Bolormaa's body and concluded that she died due to a brain hemorrhage caused by a concussion in the occipital bone. Police are continuing their investigation into Bolormaa's death.

Bolormaa was a well-recognized investigative reporter and publicist. She was a founder and editor-in-chief of the Mongolian Mining Journal. Bolormaa published mainly on economic, political, business, and mining issues. Moreover, she managed the non-governmental organization, "Journalism for Development", which trained and supported journalists in reporting on economic and mining related issues.
 
GIC expresses its deepest condolences to her family, friends, relatives and co-workers, and believes the police will complete a thorough investigation of the crime, determine if her death was somehow linked to her journalism duties, and bring the perpetrators to justice. 


Signed by:

Amnesty International Mongolia

Bayansharga

Centre for Human Rights and Development

Confederation of Mongolian Journalists

Environment and Health Centre

Global Meridian

Globe International Center

Government Citizen Partnership

Kazakh Women's Arular Federation

Law and Human Right Centre

LGBT Centre

Media Council of Mongolia

Media Council Club

Mitchell Foundation

MONFEMNET National network

Mongolian Gender Equality Center

Mongolian Women's Employment Support Federation

National Center against Violence

Oyu Tolgoi Watch

Psychological Responsiveness

Rivers without Boundaries Coalition

Sayanaa Well-being Association

Steps Without Borders

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