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The Director of Pretrial Detention Centre No. 4 of the Moscow Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (SIZO-4), the Deputy Director of the Operations Department, two detectives of the Operations Department and a medical assistant of the centre’s medical unit were dismissed. Deaths of accused persons and infliction of bodily harm to people in the detention centre are being properly investigated: criminal cases have been initiated, checks are being held.
On 6 April, former commander of a military unit, Mr K., expressed his appreciation to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia for thorough consideration of his petition. According to the complainant, with assistance of the High Commissioner his criminal case was returned to the investigator for reformulation and decreasing the amount of charges.
As a result of the High Commissioner’s interference, failures occurred upon providing orphans with housing were remedied, the Prosecutor’s Office of Ryazan Region reported.
In March, the President of Russia signed Federal Law No. 40-FZ On Amendments to Article 281 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation. The law contains amendments elaborated with assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The High Commissioner received a complaint of a Rostov-on-Don resident who alleged that she had been refused registration at her place of residence.
A Ms K. of Moscow submitted a complaint to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia. She alleged that authorities refused to install a ramp in the entrance hall of an apartment building being a home of a wheelchair-bound child.
A resident of Vladivostok, Mr G., submitted to the High Commissioner a complaint about police officers of Police Unit No. 2 of the Vladivostok Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. He alleged that they failed to take proper actions in relation to his fraud incident report.
With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia rights of over 60 thousand citizens were restored — the City Interdepartmental Commission for Housing Fund of Moscow was given the right to acknowledge apartment buildings in New Moscow to be dangerous and subject to demolition and reconstruction. Before, none of the city bodies had this right, so people had to live in unsafe buildings.
On 1 March 2016, the Russian Federation Government Decree which envisages the extension till 30 June 2017 a tax concession period for trucks under the Platon system came into force. The Decree takes into consideration the proposals of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation submitted earlier to the President of Russia.
On 18 December 2015, with assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, housing rights of a resident of the Republic of Adygea were restored. The petitioner, having been previously qualified as a person belonging to the category of orphans and children left without parental care, informed the High Commissioner’s Office of the success in her letter of gratitude.