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Sverdlovsk Commissioner presented special report on rights’ violations connected with complete overhaul
Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova presented a special report on violations of citizens’ rights connected with complete repair of apartment buildings at a press conference on 25 April.
Charity event to collect books for detainees held in Arkhangelsk Region
Commissioner for Human Rights in Arkhangelsk Region Lyubov Anisimova jointly with the Arkhangelsk Regional Unit of the
Pskov Commissioner participated in meeting on preparations for elections on single voting day
Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov took part in a coordination meeting of the Election Commission of Pskov Region with heads of departments of federal bodies in Pskov Region and chairpersons of territorial election commissions in the region. The meeting was devoted to the issues of preparation and carrying out of the elections on the single election day on 18 September 2016.
Protection of social rights of repressed persons
On 21 April, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Ingushetia Dzhambulat Ozdoev and Director of the State Museum of GULAG History Roman Romanov were the programme’s guests. The release was devoted to protection of rights of citizens recognised as victims of political repressions.
Tomsk Human Rights Commissioner inspected detention conditions in police cells
On 21 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Toms Region Elena Kartashova jointly with Prosecutor of Kirovsky District Vladislav Shumikhin visited Police Unit No. 1 of the Tomsk Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to inspect conditions of detention of persons held in custody for administrative offences. Information on the findings will be provided to the Tomsk Department of the MIA of Russia and prosecutors.
Dagestan NGOs and government authorities elaborated mechanisms of cooperation
On 19 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Dagestan Ummupazil Omarova participated in the conference of
Cooperation with GULAG History Museum
In April, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia held joint events with the State Museum of GULAG History. The events were devoted to human rights protection issues.
Results of annual regional contest among students summarised in Smolensk
The final of the regional law competition took place in Smolensk. Commissioner for Human Rights in Smolensk Region Alexander Kapustin was one of the organisers of this contest.
Human Rights Commissioner in Krasnodar and Territorial Election Commission signed cooperation agreement
On 14 April, during the round table devoted to the questions of ensuring voting rights of citizens, Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnodar Territory Sergey Myshak and Chairman of the Election Commission in Krasnodar Territory signed a cooperation agreement.
Novosibirsk Commissioner helped to equip accessible environment for disabled child
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva a renovation was made in a house in the Moshkovo Working Settlement where a disabled child resides, a ramp was installed and the girl was provided with a new wheelchair.