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On 14 March, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova submitted official letters to Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Gennady Kornienko, as well as to the Donetsk City Court of Rostov Region with a request to allow, for the reasons of humanity, Ukrainian doctors to examine Nadezhda Savchenko in the hospital MSU No.77 of the FPS of Russia as soon as possible.
High Commissioner requests Prosecutor General to check penal institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service in Adygea
High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova requested Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka to check observance of human rights in penal institutions of the Republic of Adygea Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (the FPS of Russia).
High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova commented on the attack on journalists and human rights defenders which occurred near the administrative border between Ingushetia and Chechnya.
On 9 March, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova submitted an official request to Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov and Chief Executive Officer of the Rostec Corporation Sergey Chemezov regarding non-payment of due remuneration to staff members of the Tula Research Institute of Technology, OJSC (TNITI, OJSC).
On 2 March, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova held a master class for students of the Higher School of Economics. The meeting was focused on the interaction between the society, business, authorities and the human rights commissioner’s institution.
On 1 March, the first meeting of a two-day seminar and conference on the protection of the electoral rights, attended by regional commissioners for human rights, took place in Moscow. It was chaired by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova.
On 29 February, High Commissioner for Human rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova expressed her condolences in connection with a series of blasts at Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta.
On 29 February, the federal law on the extension until 1 March 2017 of free privatisation of the
Ella Pamfilova requested to extend period of temporary accommodation of Ukrainian citizens in Russia
High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova submitted an official petition to Prime Minister of the Russian Federation requesting to extend a period of temporary accommodation of certain categories of Ukrainian citizens in the territory of Russia until 31 December 2016.
High Commissioner calls on to ensure right of former conscripts to treatment in medical centres of Ministry of Defence
On 19 February, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova submitted requests to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defence Vladimir Komoedov to protect right of former conscripts, who resigned due to an injury or disease suffered while on duty, to medical examination and treatment in military medical centres.