With the assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia a criminal investigation into fraud has been launched. Therefore, the right of elderly disabled woman S. to access to justice has been restored.
The High Commissioner received a petition from citizen S., the resident of Moscow. She reported that law enforcement bodies had numerous times unreasonably refused to open criminal proceedings following her application about fraud with her funds.
Having analysed the situation, the High Commissioner petitioned the Prosecutor’s Office of Moscow City to examine the complainant’s information.
The prosecutorial inspection initiated by the High Commissioner revealed that the resolution stipulating the refuse to open a criminal case was unlawful and subject to cancellation. Following an additional examination, an investigator of the MIA of Russia opened a criminal case under Article 159, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Fraud).
Moreover, the supervising prosecutor issued a remedial action order to the acting head of the district police department.
As a result of the taken measures the right of the elderly disabled woman to access to justice has been restored.