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Commissioner for Human Rights in Kostroma Region Vadim Smirnov visited the Correctional Facility No. 4, which today contains over 350 prisoners.
On 13 July, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Khakassia Alexander Chistotin, represented by staff members of his Office, held open office hours in Abaz Town.
Activists of the South Ural area will be able to take part in the elections of the human rights commissioner in Chelyabinsk Region for the first time ever in Russian history, present Commissioner Alexey Sevastyanov reported.
On 10 July, Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Merzlyakova met with a delegation of China to discuss the human rights situation in Russia and the PRC.
Tomsk Commissioner received complaints about violation of local residents’ housing and labour rights
For the first six months Commissioner for Human Rights in Tomsk Region Elena Kartashova received 706 complaints. For the same period last year 663 complaints were registered by the Commissioner’s Office.
Recommendations given by Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva following the visit to the Correctional Facility No. 2 in Talitsy Village were taken for implementation by the facility’s administration.
Within the framework of a cooperation agreement, some students of the Novosibirsk Institute of Law (a branch of Tomsk State University) will take an internship at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region.
On 9 July, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Omsk Region appointed Viktor Lokhichev the regional human rights commissioner.
On 7 July, on the initiative of the regional Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Krutilina, the Chamber of Justice and Public Control held a roundtable on current problems in protection of mentally ill patients’ rights in Ulyanovsk Region.
On 8 July, the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan voted for appointment of Saria Saburskaya as the republic's Commissioner for Human Rights for the next five years.