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On 25 January, representatives of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region, human rights activists, stuffers of the regional Prosecutor’s Office and police officers held a joint open office hours for foreign citizens in Ekaterinburg.
Persons guilty in gross violations of rights of Psychiatric Hospital No. 2 in the Sosnoviy Bor settlement patients had been held liable, the Press Service of the Commissioner for Hunan Rights in Irkutsk Region reported on 24 January.
Deputy Head of Chancery of High Commissioner participates in meeting of Constitutional Court of Russian Federation
On 24 January, following an order of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of Chancery of High Commissioner participates in a meeting of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation dedicated to the case of compliance of Article 212.1 of the Criminal Court of the Russian Federation with the Constitution of the Russian Federation in connection with Ildar Dadin’s appeal.
On 16 January, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia hosted a regular meeting of the interdepartmental working group preparing a draft law on release of seriously ill convicts.
On 1 January, the Federal State Information System ‘The Federal Register of People with Disabilities’ (FRPD) has been launched in Russia at www.sfri.ru.
On 12 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Ingushetia Dzhambulat Ozdoev chaired a meeting of the regional Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.
As a result of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region’s petition to the Novosibirsk Region Department of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing an administrative case has been launched against a local organisation.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the City of Sevastopol Pavel Butsay assisted in launching ambulance phone line for people with hearing disorders in Sevastopol, Crimea. The innovation will make it possible for such people to text to the ambulance centre directly.
On 10 January, with assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region Valery Lukin a large family received an opportunity to move to new housing.
On 20 December, the 4th Regional Human Rights Protection Forum ‘Topical Issues of Human and Civil Rights Protection in Tula Region’ took place in Tula under the aegis of the local Commissioner for Human Rights, Galina Fomina.