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Violations of regime of detention in punishment cell in Arkhangelsk Territory prison settlement to be eliminated
As a result of efficient cooperation between the Commissioner for Human Rights in Arkhangelsk Territory and the Arkhangelsk Territory Prosecutor for Supervision over the Execution of Laws in Correctional Facilities measures to eliminate violations in Prison Settlement No. 3 have been taken.
A complainant expressed her gratitude to the Commissioner for Human Rights in Trans-Baikal Territory for his help and care. With assistance of Nikolay Kargin the enforcement proceedings against a father who had avoided paying alimony were reopened, the Press Service of the Commissioner reported on 12 December.
The pension rights of citizen B. have been restored only after an appeal of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia to the Defence Minister of Russia. The documents confirming the length of service and amount of salary have been received and sent to the petitioner.
With assistance of Commissioner in Altai Territory rights of residents of apartment building reinstated
After an appeal of Commissioner for Human Rights in Altai Territory Boris Larin to the Administration of Barnaul City, the rights of residents of an apartment building have been reinstated. The heating system has been repaired, and the payments for heat energy have been recalculated.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov managed to solve the issue of providing gravely ill convict M. with competent medical assistance within two weeks. Before that, M. had been being almost helpless for four months, the Press Service of the regional ombudsman reported on 2 December.
On 1 December, Deputy Head of Chancery of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ivan Soloviev participated in a regular release of the ‘Hunam Rights’ programme on the Public Television of Russia (OTR). Protection of the victims’ rights was the topic discussed.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valery Lukin, labor rights of employees of a municipal company have been reinstated. A part of the accrued payroll was paid out and the head of the company was held liable for an administrative offence.
Only after the Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region petitioned the Prosecutor’s Office of Novosibirsk Region on behalf of complainant G., the acts of prosecutorial response were taken. A remedial action order to the Head of the Novosibirsk Department of the federal Bailiffs Service of Russia to eliminate the violations and remedy the rights of the complainant was issued.
On 29 November, the fifth extended workshop for students of the International Protection of Human Rights Master’s Programme of the Consortium of Universities (MGIMO, RSUH, PFUR) was held at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.
Tomsk Commissioner helped to ensure barrier-free environment for residents of apartment building in Seversk
On 28 November, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tomsk Region Elena Kartashova received a letter of gratitude for assistance in a ramp installation.