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AmCham Mongolia Statement of the Presidential Pardon of Justin Kapla, Hilarion Cajucom Jr., and Cristobal David

ULAANBAATAR — The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia appreciates the pardon by President Elbegdorj to Justin Kapla, Hilarion Cajucom Jr., and Cristobal David. Mr. Kapla, who is a U.S. citizen, and his two colleagues from the Philippines were found guilty on January 30th of tax evasion in a Mongolian criminal court and sentenced to nearly six years imprisonment following a flawed investigation and trial.

This pardon comes at a time when many others remain subject to travel bans and international business executives are reluctant to travel and do business in Mongolia. A transparent and just legal system is a cornerstone to any democratic society and critically important to an open and vibrant economy. Travel bans that are indiscriminately placed on both Mongolians and foreigners remain a key issue that requires urgent attention.

AmCham Mongolia is deeply committed to the hard work ahead to help develop stronger economic growth and promote greater commerce between the United States and Mongolia.

Please find the Mongolian version here: AmCham Mongolia Statement of the Presidential Pardon of Justin Kapla, Hilarion Cajucom Jr., and Cristobal David