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On 19 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Smolensk Region Alexander Kapustin and Chairman of the regional Civic Chamber Yuriy Synkin signed an agreement on cooperation in ensuring protection of civil and human rights and freedoms.
On 23 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region and Head of Sverdlovsk Region Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SKR) Valeriy Zadorin held office hours for public in Baykalovsk Municipal District.
On 23 June, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office and the Office of the Russian Federation High Commissioner for Human Rights held joint office hours for public in Sevastopol.
On 16 June, Ekaterinburg hosted a roundtable discussion named ‘International Experience of Ombudsman’s Institute and Protection of Ecological Rights. Environmental Conflicts: Prevention and Resolution’.
On 10 June, over 250 residents of Saratov Region applied for a legal consultation on the Single Reception Day organised by Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region Tatiana Zhurik.
On 22 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Alexey Efimov and high officials of the prosecutor’s offices of Yakutsk and the republic held a joint inspection of the Detention Centre, the Yakutsk Department of the MIA of the Russian Federation.
On 15 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Bryansk Region Sergey Simonenko and The Legal Clinics Development Centre Autonomous Non-Commercial Association organised a roundtable named ‘Free Legal Aid Availability Problems’. The discussion revealed that the non-state system of free legal aid (FLA) in the region is still in the making.
On 19 June, staff members of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia met with participants to the UN Russian Speaking Indigenous Fellowship Programme. Representatives of indigenous minorities of Kamchatka, Khabarovsk Territory, the Komi Republic, Leningrad, Kemerovo, Murmansk, and Sakhalin regions took part in the meeting.
Morshanskiy District Court of Tambov Region held that convict M., having served his sentence in penal colonies No. 1 and No. 5 of the Department of the FPS in Tambov Region, be released on parole.
On 18 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Alexey Efimov and Minister of Internal Affairs of Yakutia Vladimir Prokopenko sent a joint request to the republic’s head Egor Borisov to consider an opportunity to finance construction and repair of detention centres for those in temporary custody for administrative offences.