It has been four months, since the widow of the assassinated politician S.Zorig was arrested and placed in a pre-trial detention centre in the Tuv Province. The reasons for her arrest have still not been disclosed. In order to seek clarification, we spoke to the Chief Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, J.Byambadorj.
-We heard that B.Bulgan’s mother, D.Baigal, has appealed to the National Human Rights Commission. Did the Commission take any action, and if so, what were the results?
-We received the complaint from D.Baigal and investigated the matter accordingly. We are not able to confirm whether torture occurred during the investigation or not. The case of S.Zorig has been classified as top secret. Therefore, we cannot provide answers to every question. We have tried as much as possible, and received an answer regarding the torture claim from the relevant authorities.
-So, what was the answer?
-We have met B.Bulgan. Her condition is not as serious as is being claimed by the media. However, the claims are not groundless.