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31 thousand repressed people rehabilitated


Oyundelger 2018-01-10 02:01

A joint meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on State Structure and Justice was held to discuss the law on rehabilitation and granting of compensation to victims of political repression.

31 thousand repressed people rehabilitated. A joint meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on State Structure and Justice was held to discuss the law on rehabilitation and granting of compensation to victims of political repression. The meeting made final discussion of a Bill to amend such law. According to incomplete data by the General Intelligence Agency, 36 thousand people were repressed, of whom more than 30 thousand people were rehabilitated. In the duration of 18 years since the law on Rehabilitation and Granting of Compensation to Victims of Political Repression came into force, compensations worth about  MNT16 billion were given to some 18000 repressed people or their relatives. According to the law, apartments were given to more or less 150 repressed or their families and money for the apartment was given to around 200 people. Moreover, the parliament member Sanjmyatav noted that “We intend to request Russia to copy archival documents and dossiers regarding Mongolians who were politically repressed and executed in Russia, bring their graves to bury in the native country, re-scrutinize places of the repressions and build memorial monuments for them. We will focus on completing rehabilitation by the end of 2020 or to be extended two years' term, said the member of parliament Sanjmyatav. The great purge in Mongolia which took place between 1937 and 1939 persecuted three to five percent of Mongolia’s total population at the time.

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