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On 16 February, President of the Civic Chamber Alexander Brechalov sent an official letter of appeal to President of Russia Vladimir Putin drawing his attention to the problem of remand centres in Russia. The letter says about a dramatic increase in the number of detainees in remand facilities and disastrous conditions of custody.
The Levada Center’s opinion surveys published on 12 February showed a significant increase in the index of public confidence in the institute of the human rights commissioner in Russia. In January 2015, the index grew up to 3.11 (five-point scale) in comparison to 2.76 points for the same period last year.
One of the fundamental personal non-pecuniary rights of a citizen — the right to a name was restored after the human rights commissioner in Rostov region had stepped in.
Human Rights Commissioner in Sverdlovsk Region urged officials to be more objective assessing human rights situation in the region
The remark addressed to the officials was given on 10 February at the legislative council’s meeting where Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova delivered her report 2014 to the deputies and public human rights defenders.
Following the appeal of the human rights commissioner in Krasondar territory, the prosecutor will inspect if the Krasnodar Regional Public Organisation of University Graduates’ inclusion in the registry of