20 October 2015
Inspection of penitentiaries in Vladimir Region revealed systematic violations of prisoners’ rights

Inspection of penitentiaries in Vladimir Region revealed systematic violations of prisoners’ rights

20 October 2015

High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova (hereinafter referred to as the High Commissioner) submitted her appeals to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (the FPS of Russia) urging to take actions following the results of the investigation into the information about violation of prisoners’ rights in correctional facilities of the Vladimir Region Directorate of the FPS of Russia.

19 October 2015
Defendant in Bolotnaya Square case to be released on parole

Defendant in Bolotnaya Square case to be released on parole

19 October 2015

On 19 October, the Ryazan District Court ruled that a defendant in the Bolotnaya Square case Alexei Polihovich would be released on parole.

15 October 2015
Additional examination is being carried out in Grozny following reports of police inaction

Additional examination is being carried out in Grozny following reports of police inaction

15 October 2015

This was reported by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Chechen Republic in reply to the official appeal of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova to examine the timeliness of the police actions during the attack on the Grozny office of interregional non-governmental organisation the Committee Against Torture on 3 June.

Examine facts in Oleg Kashin’s case. Appeal of High Commissioner to Investigative Committee

Examine facts in Oleg Kashin’s case. Appeal of High Commissioner to Investigative Committee

15 October 2015

On 15 October, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova submitted an official appeal to Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin to examine carefully the mass media reports concerning the involvement of Pskov Territory Governor Andrey Turchak in the assault and battery criminal case of journalist Oleg Kashin.

Ella Pamfilova visited temporary accommodation centre for migrants in Moscow

15 October 2015

On 15 October, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova visited the Special Temporary Accommodation Centre for Aliens (SUVSIG), the Moscow Directorate of the Federal Migration Service of Russia.

Meeting with Belgian delegation

15 October 2015

On 15 October, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Director General for Political Affairs Jean-Arthur Régibeau.

14 October 2015

High Commissioner participated in Higher School of Economics all-university elective course opening

14 October 2015

On 14 October, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova took part in the opening of the HSE Department of the Theory and Practice of Business-Government Interaction all-university elective course 'GR in Modern Russia: Theory and Practice'.

10 October 2015
Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights reported results of inspection in case of Oleg Novikov

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights reported results of inspection in case of Oleg Novikov

10 October 2015

This was reported in the official reply of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeriya Lutkovska to the appeal made by High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova in protection of the rights of Oleg Novikov, Director of the Kharkiv City Centre All-Ukrainian Association of Employable Disabled People'.

09 October 2015
Meeting with Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyev

Meeting with Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyev

09 October 2015

On 9 October, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyev.

08 October 2015

Meeting with European Union representatives

08 October 2015

On 7 October, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Gunnar Wiegand, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE of the European External Action Service (EEAS), and Fernando Andresen Guimarães, Head of Russia Division at the EEAS.