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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.
On 18–19 December, a working visit of Deputy Head of Chancery of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ivan Soloviev to Primorye Territory takes place. Premises of dilapidated housing fund subject to resettling were inspected during the visit. Pretrial Detention Centre No. 1 of the Primorye Territory Department of the FPS of Russia was visited as well.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva a disabled child has been provided with financial aid. As a result the child with impairments will be able to continue to attend the Horse Sport Club for Disabled Persons.
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.