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On August 28, at the initiative of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region Tatyana Merzliakova, a working meeting was held, during which the participants discussed the establishment of the Center for Public Election Observation on the Single Vote Day.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Primorsk Territory Valerii Rozov received an appeal from A., the mother of three under-age children. According to the applicant, she had difficulties with the registration of a land plot within the framework of Federal Law No. 119 of May 1, 2016, granting the provision of citizens with the Far Eastern hectare.
Appeal to journalistic community on the observance of professional ethics during campaign period was signed in Perm region
On August 23, 2017, a regular meeting of the Advisory Public Council of the Perm Krai Electoral Commission was held, dedicated to reviewing the principles of journalistic ethics during election campaigns.
On August 24, during the working trip, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Tula Region Galina Fomina took part in the service training for the heads of the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary System of Russia in the region.
With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Tomsk region Elena Kartashova an elderly woman who fell into a difficult life situation received help.
September 10, 2017, on a single voting day, gubernatorial elections in the city of Sevastopol will take place. This event is of special significance for the citizens: in the Ukrainian period they could not directly elect the mayor, executive officers were appointed by Kiev. During the «Russian Spring» and after reunification with Russia, the idea of the local chief executive officers electing was one of the basic requirements of the citizens of Sevastopol. Therefore, the upcoming elections are historic for the city. For the first time Sevastopol residents will be able to directly elect the city Governor on the basis of equal and direct elections by secret ballot.
The issues of observance and protection of citizens’ electoral rights of the Russian Federation are one of the prioritized activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Bryansk region.
On August 22, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Krasnodar Territory Sergey Myshak, and chairperson of the election commission of the Krasnodar Territory Aleksei Chernenko signed a joint open appeal on ensuring the implementation of citizens' electoral rights during the election of deputies to the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Region, local self-government bodies appointed on September 10, 2017.
On August 16, a presentation of the collective monograph "Formation and development of the institution of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Perm Krai" was organized, initiated and created with the participation of regional Commissioner Tatiana Margolina. The Commissioner in the Perm Krai gave an interview to the regional media.
On August 18, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Anatolii Sak took part in the video conferencing meeting of the regional Election Commission.