EARTHWORKS


Stand up for human rights and environment in Mongolia

An environmental champion
In 2009, Mongolian activist and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Tsetsegee Munkhbayar successfully convinced Parliament to pass long overdue protection of Mongolia’s precious water resources from mining’s impacts.

The mining industry fights back
In response to Munkhbayar’s success, the mining industry is pressing the Mongolian Government to cancel the implementation of this law in exchange for increased gold production.


Beautiful Mongolian countryside. Photo: Best Tourism

Sent to prison for 21 years for protecting the environment
Fighting to protect the law, Munkhbayar was protesting outside Parliament when he was arrested for possession of a weapon. Unfortunately, he was just sentenced to 21 years in prison, as were two of his colleagues.

And while he is sent to prison, the law he fought to protect is in greater danger than ever.

The next few weeks are crucial to convincing the Mongolian Parliament not to weaken the law and to take measures to implement it properly.

TAKE ACTION: Urge the Mongolian Parliament to condemn this travesty of justice. Urge them to protect livelihoods and clean water in Mongolia now and for future generations!

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