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Implementation of right to peaceful assembly discussed in Perm
On June 6, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Perm Territory Tatiana Margolina held a roundtable on rallies.
Novosibirsk Commissioner participated in a press conference on the rehabilitation of prisoners
On June 2, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva took part in a press conference on «Social Rehabilitation and Protection of Prisoners' Rights: Problems and Solutions», which covered the issues of prisoners’ rehabilitation and organization of their work.
Rights of widows of The Great Patriotic War were restored in the Trans-Baikal Territory
Thanks to the intervention of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Trans-Baikal Territory, Nikolay Kargin managed to ensure that the widows of the participants in the Great Patriotic War receive a cash payment for housing.
Implementation of citizens' rights to sanatorium-and-spa treatment discussed in Nenets Autonomous District
On May 26, under the auspices of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Nenets Autonomous District Larisa Sviridova, a working meeting was held in connection with the received appeals on the procedure for exercising the rights of citizens with disabilities to sanatorium treatment for medical reasons.
State Duma criminalised the creation of "groups of death"
On May 26, the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed the law in its third and final reading on criminal liability for creation of "groups of death" in social networks, for inducement of children to suicide and for involvement of children in dangerous games.
Report 2016 on the observance of human rights presented in Voronezh Region
On May 25, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Voronezh Region Tatiana Zrazhevskaya presented the report 2016 on the observance of human rights and freedoms before the regional deputies.
Sevastopol Commissioner protected the rights of students
With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Sevastopol Pavel Butsay, the right of students to specialized secondary education was vindicated.
Aspects of free legal aid discussed in Tver Region
On May 23, there was a meeting of the Expert Council under Commissioner for Human Rights in the Tver Region Nadezhda Egorova on the topic "Monitoring of legislation in the field of free legal aid. Problems and their solution".
Tomsk Commissioner restored the rights of a disabled person
Thanks to the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Tomsk Region Elena Kartashova, the right of a disabled person to medical care was restored.
Seminar for public assistants of the Commissioner took place in Vologda
On 17–19 May, there was a training workshop for the Commissioner’s public assistants in municipal districts of the Vologda Region.