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On 5 August, Legal Assistance Day was held in the Correctional Facility No. 5, the Republic of Tatarstan. Over 70 prisoners consulted specialists of different authorities and organisations.
In total 2,503 people applied to Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Crimea Lyudmila Lubina during the whole operational period of the institute. In 85% of cases the Commissioner for Human Rights managed to help them to solve their problems.
On 5 August, Assistant Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Khakassia Olga Kubrenyuk visited the Penal Colony No. 31. The inspection revealed no violations and showed that the colony has created proper conditions and the premises correspond to the established requirements.
Representatives of the Ivanovo Region Commissioner for Human Rights visited some penitentiary facilities of the region, including correctional facilities No. 2 and No. 6, the Correctional Medical Facility No. 8 in Talitsy Village, and the Penal Colony No. 12 in Shileksha Village.
About 30 candidates for the position of Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region have been registered as of 3 August, a Dostup News Agency correspondent reports.
On 30 July, Moscow Region Commissioner for Human Rights Ekaterina Semenova held for the first time open office hours for residents of Solnechnogorsk District.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Yaroslavl Region Sergei Baburkin prepared his report on observance of human and civil rights and freedoms in 2014 in the region.
On 27 July, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina visited a special temporary accommodation centre for aliens (SUVSIG) in the Village of Echkayun (Novomalyklinskiy District, Ulyanovsk Region), opened in April last year.
On 30 July, the Head of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region took part in the Justice Day event held in the correctional facility No. 5 in Penza.
On 29 July the Press Service of the Kirov Region Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia reported that the regional Commissioner for Human Rights, Alexander Panov, visited the Special Regime Correctional Facility No. 6.