Luntan Bolormaa managed an NGO which supported journalists in reporting on economic and mining-related issues. Those close to her, the journalism community, and the public are anxious for police to investigate and report on her sudden death.
This statement was originally published on GIC’s Facebook page on 29 February 2016.
Over three months have passed since Luntan Bolormaa, a female journalist and publicist, was found dead at her home on the night of 21 November 2015. Bolormaa’s family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, the journalism community and the public are anxious for police to investigate and report on her sudden death.
Sources said that the National Institute of Forensic Science conducted an autopsy of Bolormaa’s body and concluded that she died due to a brain hemorrhage caused by a concussion in the occipital bone. Police are continuing their investigation into Bolormaa’s death.
Bolormaa was a well-recognized investigative reporter and publicist. She was a founder and editor-in-chief of the Mongolian Mining Journal. Bolormaa published mainly on economic, political, business, and mining issues. Moreover, she managed the non-governmental organization, “Journalism for Development”, which trained and supported journalists in reporting on economic and mining related issues.
GIC expresses its deepest condolences to her family, friends, relatives and co-workers, and believes the police will complete a thorough investigation of the crime, determine if her death was somehow linked to her journalism duties, and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Amnesty International Mongolia
Centre for Human Rights and Development
Confederation of Mongolian Journalists
Environment and Health Centre
Globe International Center
Government Citizen Partnership
Kazakh Women’s Arular Federation
Law and Human Right Centre
Media Council of Mongolia
Media Council Club
MONFEMNET National network
Mongolian Gender Equality Center
Mongolian Women’s Employment Support Federation
National Center against Violence
Oyu Tolgoi Watch
Rivers without Boundaries Coalition
Sayanaa Well-being Association
Steps Without Borders