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High Commissioner expressed condolences to servicemen’s families and sent representative to disaster area in Omsk

13 July 2015

On 13 July, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova has expressed her condolences to families of the servicemen having died following a collapse of a section of the military barracks in Omsk Region, and noted that she would follow up on prompt assistance to the injured.

Ella Pamfilova has underscored she is confident that the Central Military Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation will investigate thoroughly into the causes of the disaster occurred in the Airborne Forces training centre’s barracks in Omsk, and the guilty will be punished accordingly.

A representative of the High Commissioner has been sent to Svetly Village (Omsk Region) to supervise the rights of the victims are observed and the assistance to their relatives is provided.

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