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On 16 February, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia assisted German specialists in carrying out medical examination of the Ukrainian servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko. The German doctors assessed the health status of Ms Savchenko as satisfactory.
On 13 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia visited again the hospital MSU No. 77 of the FPS of Russia (‘Matrosskaya Tishina’ remand centre in Moscow), where Nadezhda Savchenko remains in custody. The meeting took place due to the new appeal of Nadezhda Savchenko to the Russian Commissioner.
On 12 February 2015, a contest for development of a concept of an architectural and sculptural composition ‘Monument to Victims of Political Repressions’ in Moscow was launched.
Responsibility for investigation into assault and battery case of Memorial lawyer taken by interior officials of Dagestan
This was announced on 6 February by the republic’s Minister of the Interior Abdurashid Magomedov in his reply to the official appeal of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.
On 3 February, the meeting between Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova and Ambassador of Ireland to the Russian Federation Eoin O’Leary was held. The participants in the meeting discussed a number of international aspects of human rights protection and specific features of the human rights commissioner’s institute in Russia, as well as outlined the ways of cooperation in the human rights protection area.
On 2 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova sent an official letter of appeal to Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov and Prosecutor General of Russia Yury Chayka with a request to consider changing the pre-trial restrictions for Svetlana Davydova accused of treason.
On 30 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia visited the Medical Sanitary Unit No. 77 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (‘Matrosskaya Tishina’ remand centre in Moscow), where Nadezhda Savchenko was transferred to for her hunger strike.
On 30 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Ambassador of France to Russia
Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova disproved the information that she had been allegedly persuading Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to waive the lawyers.
On 27 January, the Russia’s Ministry of Culture replied to the appeal of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia regarding the demolition of the Privalov’s apartment buildings. The Ministry of Culture informed that the documents of the historic and cultural expert examination which had been