On 17 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya jointly with the Republic of Tatarstan Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia held Legal Aid Day in penal colony No. 2.
The officials received over 80 petitions on the issues of citizenship, medical treatment, release on parole, criminal case facts and sentences. Besides, prisoners asked questions about early release due to a severe disease. All petitioners were given clarification and legal consultation. Saria Saburskaya also held working meetings related to the petitions the Commissioner had received before.
Legal Aid Day is conducted to provide citizens with free legal assistance and to educate people held in republic’s penitentiaries. The next event of the format will be held on 16 September 2016 in penal colony No. 10 of the Republic of Tatarstan Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.
Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan