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Irkutsk Commissioner requested Prosecutor to take measures regarding mass violations of rights of people held in temporary holding facilities
On 5 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin visited temporary holding facilities of the Ekhirit-Bulagatsky Interdistrict Unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Bayanday Village to inspect conditions of detention of suspects and accused persons. In view of the failures found out during the inspection the Commissioner requested the Prosecutor of Irkutsk Region to take adequate measures.
About rights of disabled in Ulyanovsk Region
On 3 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina took part in the First Open Public Prosecution Forum in Ulyanovsk Region. The problems of statutory compliance in the field of social protection of disabled people were considered as part of the forum’s second module.
Citizens’ rights to housing and utility services
On 4 July, a live broadcast of the regular programme ‘Human Rights’ took place on the Public Television of Russia. It was devoted to public legal education in the housing and utility services field, which is not quite popular with national broadcasters. The programme’s guest was Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina who believes that nowadays each owner should possess at least some minimum of legal knowledge.
Joint inspection of local Commissioner and Head of Election Commission to be conducted in Sverdlovsk Region
On 8 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region and the Head of the local Election Commission will jointly visit the city of Novouralsk to investigate registered election process violations.
Commissioner in Republic of Buryatia stopped closure of fire stations
The government of the Republic of Buryatia has considered the proposal of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova and has taken measures to save the existing grouping of the State Firefighting Service. The reductions of the fire departments planned before are now not going to take place.
‘Citizen and Police’ project to be implemented in Saint Petersburg
On 3 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov held a working meeting with representatives of the Russian MIA’s General Department for Staint Petersburg and Leningrad Region and representatives of social organizations. The meeting was devoted to the matters of implementation of ‘The Citizen and Police’ project aimed at social monitoring of the law enforcement agencies’ activity.
Monitoring of petitions to Commissioner in Saratov Region
The Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region published the results of monitoring of the citizens’ petitions in the first half of 2016. In total, the Commissioner received 1,494 petitions.
Wheelchair-bound persons to receive opportunity to travel by Circum-Baikal Railway
10 platforms equipped with ramps are to be constructed on the Circum-Baikal Railway in 2018. The railway’s infrastructure is planned to be adapted for persons with mobility impairments. The above was reported by the Deputy Head of the Railway in his letter to Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin.
New ‘law on elevators’ to be elaborated following initiative of Leningrad Region Commissioner
Chairman of the Government of Russia Dmitry Medvedev approved the initiative of Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov. Following the instruction of the Prime Minister, the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service begins to elaborate a new draft resolution of the Russian Government. The resolution will establish the procedure and criteria for accreditation of organisations estimating the compliance of elevators which have already served their term with the current requirements.
Experience of summer camps for children with developmental disabilities in Chelyabinsk Region
In July 2016, two sessions for children with autism and other developmental disorders were held within the framework of the programme ‘Special Families. Unlimited Life’ with assistance of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region.