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On 21 April, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Ingushetia Dzhambulat Ozdoev and Director of the State Museum of GULAG History Roman Romanov were the programme’s guests. The release was devoted to protection of rights of citizens recognised as victims of political repressions.
On 21 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Toms Region Elena Kartashova jointly with Prosecutor of Kirovsky District Vladislav Shumikhin visited Police Unit No. 1 of the Tomsk Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to inspect conditions of detention of persons held in custody for administrative offences. Information on the findings will be provided to the Tomsk Department of the MIA of Russia and prosecutors.
On 19 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Dagestan Ummupazil Omarova participated in the conference of
In April, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia held joint events with the State Museum of GULAG History. The events were devoted to human rights protection issues.
The final of the regional law competition took place in Smolensk. Commissioner for Human Rights in Smolensk Region Alexander Kapustin was one of the organisers of this contest.
Human Rights Commissioner in Krasnodar and Territorial Election Commission signed cooperation agreement
On 14 April, during the round table devoted to the questions of ensuring voting rights of citizens, Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnodar Territory Sergey Myshak and Chairman of the Election Commission in Krasnodar Territory signed a cooperation agreement.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva a renovation was made in a house in the Moshkovo Working Settlement where a disabled child resides, a ramp was installed and the girl was provided with a new wheelchair.
The situation of convicted Ukrainian citizen Yuri Soloshenko who appealed for assistance in his pardon case is followed up by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Alexey Efimov informed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia of the inspection of detention conditions and state of health of convicted Oleg Sentsov.
Yekaterinburg will hold the First World Congress of Persons with Disabilities in September 2017. On 11 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova participated in the meeting of the Congress organizing committee.