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Legal Assistance Day held in Correctional Facility No. 5 in Tatarstan

06 August 2015

On 5 August, Legal Assistance Day was held in the Correctional Facility No. 5, the Republic of Tatarstan. Over 70 prisoners consulted specialists of different authorities and organisations.

The event was held by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya, Prosecutor for Control of Implementation of Law in Penitentiaries Rafis Aminov, and experts of other authorities.

A major part of the questions asked by prisoners concerned release on parole, circumstances of criminal cases, and court sentences. In addition, they inquired how to obtain a disability status, transfer their pension savings from a non-state pension funds to a state one, and how aliens can apply for pension.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Republic of Tatarstan Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia

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