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The final of the regional law competition took place in Smolensk. Commissioner for Human Rights in Smolensk Region Alexander Kapustin was one of the organisers of this contest.
Human Rights Commissioner in Krasnodar and Territorial Election Commission signed cooperation agreement
On 14 April, during the round table devoted to the questions of ensuring voting rights of citizens, Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnodar Territory Sergey Myshak and Chairman of the Election Commission in Krasnodar Territory signed a cooperation agreement.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva a renovation was made in a house in the Moshkovo Working Settlement where a disabled child resides, a ramp was installed and the girl was provided with a new wheelchair.
The situation of convicted Ukrainian citizen Yuri Soloshenko who appealed for assistance in his pardon case is followed up by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Alexey Efimov informed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia of the inspection of detention conditions and state of health of convicted Oleg Sentsov.
Yekaterinburg will hold the First World Congress of Persons with Disabilities in September 2017. On 11 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova participated in the meeting of the Congress organizing committee.
On 7–8 April, the Conference On Protection of Social Rights in Changing World initiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in Perm Territory Tatiana Margolina took place in Perm.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation had been taking measures to protect rights of convicted Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko. For instance, as a result of the High Commissioner’s actions following their complaints the legal uncertainty related to their nationality was eliminated.
In 2015, Ella Pamfilova took certain measures to protect and restore the rights of sixty six citizens of Ukraine who had personally applied to the High Commissioner. The rights of refugees and internally displaced persons suffering from life difficulties were also restored.
After petition of Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin to Mayor of Irkutsk City Dmitri Berdnikov a widow of a Great Patriotic War veteran had repair works carried out in her flat.