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On 24 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Bryansk Region Vyacheslav Tulupov attended an opening of new medical unit in the Starodub maximum security correctional facility (Correctional Facility No. 5 of the Bryansk Region General Department of the FPS of Russia). The ceremony was also attended by representatives of local authorities, the FPS officials, and human rights protection activists.
With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova, power supply has been restored in the country house of a disabled resident of Penza. The chairman of gardeners' association, who had illegally cut off the electricity in the country house, was held liable for the administrative offence.
On 14–17 June, the XII Conference of the Arctic Region Parliamentarians took place in Ulan-Ude . A representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Chief of Forward Planning and Preparation of Reports Section Marina Stepanova took part in the conference. She made a presentation on the topic ‘Protection of rights of indigenous minorities as one of the lines of the High Commissioner’s activity’.
On 20 June, members of the Legislative Assembly of Orenburg Region re-elected Anatoly Chadov as the regional Commissioner for Human Rights.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Kaluga Region Yuriy Zelnikov visited a temporary accommodation centre for refugees from Ukraine located in the Berezichskaya Social Hotel, the branch of the Kaluga Region State Autonomous Facility "Centre of Post Boarding School Assistance ‘Spread your wings!’". Yuriy Zelnikov clarified for the refugees how to acquire Russian citizenship, explained some employment and social benefits issues.
A representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region attended three leaving examinations in Ekaterinburg in the capacity of a public observer. There were no violation of children’s rights, but Natalia Ulyanova is concerned about episodes of excessive control.
Thanks to the help of Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov, a breeding factory has been punished for illegal disposal of manure. The Krasnoarmeisky Breeding Factory, CJSC was fined and obliged to utilise wastes of cattle.
On June 10, an open event for free legal assistance took place in Saratov upon an initiative of Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region Tatiana Zhurik. Representatives of 15 different authorities participated in the event.
On 9 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Region Ekaterina Semyonova held open office hours for the public in Ruza municipal district. Representatives of the district administration, law enforcement bodies, prosecutor’s office and other officials took part in the event.