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In the new academic year, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia launched a legal education programme for students of the International Protection of Human Rights Master's Programme.
On 19 September, a special release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme dedicated to the preliminary results of the Single Election Day was aired on the Public Television of Russia (OTR).
On 18 September, on the Single Election Day, Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva inspected the electoral law compliance at 16 polling stations.
Representative of Commissioner in Sverdlovsk Region inspected readiness of regional penitentiary facilities to conduct elections on 18 September
On 15 September, a representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region inspected readiness of Pretrial Detention Centre No. 1 and Correctional Facility No. 2 to conduct the elections on 18 elections.
The Commissioner for Human Rights in Primorye Territory, local representatives of the Commissioner, and Primorye lawyers will provide victims of Typhoon Lionrock with free legal assistance. On 15 September, the above issues were discussed by Commissioner for Human Rights in Primorye Territory Valeriy Rozov and Vice President of the Primorye Territory Chamber of Lawyers Vladimir Melnikov.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova the rights of residents of Zemetchino settlement to healthy environment have been restored. The guilty persons have been held liable. The plant polluting the air has begun works to organise the waste storage outside the settlement.
On 7 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Bryansk Region Vyacheslav Tulupov and officials of the Bryansk Region Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia visited Penal Colony No. 6 in Klintsy.
On 8 September, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia (OTR). It was devoted to protection of voting rights. Regional human rights commissioners Tatiana Margolina (Perm Territory) and Tatiana Potyaeva (Moscow) were guests of the programme.
Penza Commissioner visited temporary holding cell and branch of district hospital during visit to Vadinsk
On 6 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova visited the police custody cell and the branch of the Nizhnelomovsk Interdistrict Hospital during her working visit to Vadinsk.
Commissioner in Tula Region and regional Election Commission elaborated mechanism of cooperation during elections
On 5 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina met with Chairman of the Election Commission of Tula Region Sergey Kostenko.