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Penza Commissioner visited temporary holding cell and branch of district hospital during visit to Vadinsk
On 6 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova visited the police custody cell and the branch of the Nizhnelomovsk Interdistrict Hospital during her working visit to Vadinsk.
Commissioner in Tula Region and regional Election Commission elaborated mechanism of cooperation during elections
On 5 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina met with Chairman of the Election Commission of Tula Region Sergey Kostenko.
Commissioner in Khakassia assisted in developing recommendations to organise medical aid to people in custody
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Khakassia Alexander Chistotin held a joint meeting with representatives of the republican Prosecutor’s Office, Civic Chamber, Public Monitoring Committee, Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Healthcare. The meeting was devoted to the medical aid to people held in custody. Following the meeting competent authorities will be given recommendations to improve the situation.
On 25 August, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). This time it focused on the development of the free legal assistance system in Russian regions. The high-quality voluntary legal aid is especially important in the current rough social and economic circumstances.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva takes measures to facilitate departure of migrants awaiting deportation. People cannot get home, since the federal budget funds allocated for transportation have been exhausted.
On 22 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov and Chairman of the Pskov Electoral Commission Nikolai Tsvetkov presented the Ethics Code of Election Observers.
On 19–20 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina met with Commissioner for Human Rights in the city of Moscow Tatiana Potyaeva.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov has protected the housing rights of a girl left without parental care. The orphan will move into a new apartment after ownership of the apartment from the specialised housing fund is registered.
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.
As a result of the measures taken by Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova, a disabled person having neither a citizenship nor a permanent residence will be finally given Russian citizenship and a passport. Moreover, the possibility that the man will be taken to a relevant social support centre is being considered currently.