President Kh.Battulga reported to the media of his efforts to reinstate capital punishment in Mongolia, explaining that Mongolia had not yet reached a stage of development where it can abolish capital punishment.
“Mongolia’s society has not reached a stage where it can abolish capital punishment. We cannot talk about abolishing capital punishment when individuals in our society have not been fully adapted to society. Only when our society stabilizes, can we discuss abolishing capital punishment,” stated the President.
The President has delegated the responsibility of drafting legislature to reinstate capital punishment to a team of lawyers.
“Up until 2012, Mongolia imposed capital punishment on those found guilty of rape or sexual assault against a minor. Capital punishment was abolished in 2012, becoming approved in December 2015 and coming into effect on July 1, 2017. Capital punishment has been removed from the newly amended Criminal Law,” the President’s statement read.
Surprisingly, President Kh.Battulga mentioned Ikh Zasag, a secret written code of law created by Chinggis Khaan. He described how people caught washing their clothes in flowing rivers and traitors were punishable by death.