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On 4 October, open office hours for public timed to Decade of Elderly People were held by the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region.
Irkutsk Commissioner petitioned regional prosecutor in connection with restriction of right to free fare
On 3 October, Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin sent a letter of request to Prosecutor of Irkutsk Region Igor Melnkov in connection with the regional Government’s resolution restricting a number of free rides in public transport for preferential categories of citizens since 1 October 2016.
With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova a former serviceman’s pension amount has been reassessed. As a result, the amount of pension payments has increased by three times.
Commissioner in Penza Region held open office hours for public and visited social and medical facilities of Lopatinskiy District
On 21 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region visited the Lopatinskiy District, where she held open office hours for public and inspected social and medical facilities.
In the new academic year, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia launched a legal education programme for students of the International Protection of Human Rights Master's Programme.
On 19 September, a special release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme dedicated to the preliminary results of the Single Election Day was aired on the Public Television of Russia (OTR).
On 18 September, on the Single Election Day, Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva inspected the electoral law compliance at 16 polling stations.
Representative of Commissioner in Sverdlovsk Region inspected readiness of regional penitentiary facilities to conduct elections on 18 September
On 15 September, a representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region inspected readiness of Pretrial Detention Centre No. 1 and Correctional Facility No. 2 to conduct the elections on 18 elections.
The Commissioner for Human Rights in Primorye Territory, local representatives of the Commissioner, and Primorye lawyers will provide victims of Typhoon Lionrock with free legal assistance. On 15 September, the above issues were discussed by Commissioner for Human Rights in Primorye Territory Valeriy Rozov and Vice President of the Primorye Territory Chamber of Lawyers Vladimir Melnikov.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova the rights of residents of Zemetchino settlement to healthy environment have been restored. The guilty persons have been held liable. The plant polluting the air has begun works to organise the waste storage outside the settlement.