Irkutsk Commissioner checked the observance of religious rights

26 June 2017

On 23 June, at the request of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Chechen Republic Nurdi Nuhazhiev, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin visited Penal Colony No. 3 of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Irkutsk Region to check information on the violation by colony employees of Muslim prisoners’ rights.

During the conversation of the regional Commissioner with the prisoners, the latter confirmed the abuse of the colony’s leadership towards the convicts of Muslim religion especially in the course of religious rites and ceremonies during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

As a result of the visit, Valeriy Lukin sent an appeal to the prosecutor’s office of the Irkutsk Region with a request to verify the observance of the convicts’ right to freedom of conscience and religion.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region

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