Interview with freed environmental defender Beejin Khastumur

Interview with freed environmental defender Beejin Khastumur

In late August we received the news that Mongolia’s Sonignokhairkhan District Court has dropped all charges against environmental defender and YLNM member Beejin Khastumur. This decision marks an end to 6-months of stress and uncertainty for Beejin and his family after he was arrested, imprisoned and then tried for a...

Beejin Khastumur: Environmental defender’s trial saga continues

Beejin Khastumur: Environmental defender’s trial saga continues

On the 10th August, the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network received news that the trial of environmental and human rights defender Beejin Khasutumur has been postponed for a third time. This is the latest episode in a process that has been repeatedly delayed since Beejin was initially called to defend himself...

Take Action: A Fair Trial for Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Take Action: A Fair Trial for Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Published July 5th 2016. Updated July 8th 2016. In March 2016, environmental and human rights defender Mr Beejin Khastumur was arrested and imprisoned under suspicious circumstances following an altercation in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. Now, despite his temporary release on medical grounds, Beejin will stand trial on Thursday 21st July. If found...

Urgent Action: Call for the release of imprisoned Mongolian environmental defender

Urgent Action: Call for the release of imprisoned Mongolian environmental defender

 Mr Beejin Khastumur, an environmental defender and founder of Mongolian non-profit organisation Delhiin Mongol Nogoon Negdel (DMNN), has been imprisoned by the Mongolian authorities under suspicious circumstances. DMNN, an organisation which advocates for the protection of the environment and the rights of the nomad people of Mongolia, has exposed many violations of...