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On 28 April, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). The ways to solve ecological and social problems of residents of the coastal area of Lake Baikal was the topic discussed. It was initiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova.
On 28 April, the second extended workshop for students of the master’s programme ‘International Protection of Human Rights’ was held at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia. The first meeting with future human rights defenders was conducted on 2 March.
Sverdlovsk Commissioner presented special report on rights’ violations connected with complete overhaul
Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova presented a special report on violations of citizens’ rights connected with complete repair of apartment buildings at a press conference on 25 April.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Arkhangelsk Region Lyubov Anisimova jointly with the Arkhangelsk Regional Unit of the
Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov took part in a coordination meeting of the Election Commission of Pskov Region with heads of departments of federal bodies in Pskov Region and chairpersons of territorial election commissions in the region. The meeting was devoted to the issues of preparation and carrying out of the elections on the single election day on 18 September 2016.
On 21 April, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Ingushetia Dzhambulat Ozdoev and Director of the State Museum of GULAG History Roman Romanov were the programme’s guests. The release was devoted to protection of rights of citizens recognised as victims of political repressions.
On 21 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Toms Region Elena Kartashova jointly with Prosecutor of Kirovsky District Vladislav Shumikhin visited Police Unit No. 1 of the Tomsk Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to inspect conditions of detention of persons held in custody for administrative offences. Information on the findings will be provided to the Tomsk Department of the MIA of Russia and prosecutors.
On 19 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Dagestan Ummupazil Omarova participated in the conference of
In April, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia held joint events with the State Museum of GULAG History. The events were devoted to human rights protection issues.