MONGOLIA: PRESIDENT BATTULGA OFFERS TO RESTORE DEATH PENALTY FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND CRUELTY OFFENSES
November 27, 2017:
President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga submitted an official proposal on Restoring Death Penalty for Offenses of Child Sexual Abuse, Cruelty and Murder to Minister of Justice Ts.Nyamdorj, GoGo Mongolia reports. (Sources: akipress.com, 29 November 2017)
“Offenses of violence, particularly violence against minors and abusing children to satisfy own sexual desires, have become an urgent problem in our society,” the letter begins.
In the official letter, the President cited from a National Human Rights Commission Report, which has included information about a case of sexual abuse of 16-month-old baby. The report also says 298 children of 2-7 years of age were sexually assaulted within last year. Also, 1,613 teenage mothers of ages between 12 and 17 gave birth, and 1,668 teenagers under 20 years of age had abortions.
“All of these numbers obviously point to the hidden issues of unwanted pregnancy and sexual violence against children,” wrote the President.
In the end of his proposal, President Battulga asked the Minister of Justice to formulate a draft law to be submitted to the State Great Khural (Parliament), as Minister of Justice administers matters of legal renovations, combating and preventing crimes, given his authorities in pursuance with the laws.