20 February 2016

Ulyanovsk Commissioner visited Pretrial Detention Centre No.1

20 February 2016

On 18 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina visited Pretrial Detention Centre No. 1 in Ulyanovsk in relation with an emergency situation, which occurred earlier in this facility. The inspection was conducted jointly with the Executive Director of the Commissioner’s Office, Konstantin Moskvichev, and the Assistant Director of the Ulyanovsk Region Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia on observance of human rights in penitentiaries, Igor Stabrovsky.

19 February 2016
Current problems of penitentiary system of Russia

Current problems of penitentiary system of Russia

19 February 2016

That was the topic of another release of TV program ‛Human Rights’ on the Public Television of Russia on 18 February. Director of the Department for Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Court Proceedings, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Valery Bazunov, was the guest of the program.

Press conference called ‘Penal Enforcement Code of Russia: Are Changes Possible?’

Press conference called ‘Penal Enforcement Code of Russia: Are Changes Possible?’

19 February 2016

On 19 February, a press conference called ‘The Penal Enforcement Code of Russia: Are Changes Possible?’ took place in Moscow.

Commissioner in Pskov Region revealed infringement in work of temporary holding facility in Velikie Luki

19 February 2016

On 18 February 2016, Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov checked a temporary holding facility of the federal police in the town of Velikie Luki.

18 February 2016

Tomsk Commissioner held open office hours for convicts in strict-regime colony

18 February 2016

On 16 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tomsk Region Elena Kartashova and the Acting Head of the Tomsk Region Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Vitaly Safronov visited Correctional Facility No. 2 in Asino.

17 February 2016

In 2015 Saratov Commissioner received over one thousand complaints about housing and public utilities

17 February 2016

In 2015, Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region Tatiana Zhurik received 3,407 complaints. This was reported by Ms Zhurik at the session of the regional Duma.

16 February 2016
Commissioner in Ivanovo Region and Head of Ivanovo Regional Office of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia signed cooperation agreement

Commissioner in Ivanovo Region and Head of Ivanovo Regional Office of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia signed cooperation agreement

16 February 2016

On 15 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva and Head of the Ivanovo Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Andrey Luzin signed the agreement on interaction and cooperation.

15 February 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Omsk Region held open office hours for Tara residents

15 February 2016

On 12 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Omsk Region Viktor Lokhichev held open office hours for the inhabitants of Tara, the most northern city of Omsk Region.

12 February 2016
Regional institution of state protection of rights

Regional institution of state protection of rights

12 February 2016

On 11 February, a regular release of ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). Commissioner for Human Rights in Kaluga Region Yuriy Zelnikov was a guest of the studio. The discussion was focused on the activity of human rights commissioners in Russian regions, its main priorities and criteria of efficiency.

11 February 2016
Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region persuaded officials to give consent to excavation of military burial site

Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region persuaded officials to give consent to excavation of military burial site

11 February 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov initiated an excavation of the cemetery of Koltushskoe Village, which during the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945) served as a mass burial site of the Red Army soldiers. The above was reported on 9 February by the administration of the village in reply to the official request of the regional Commissioner.