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On 3 July, President Vladimir Putin signed the law that restricts activity of debt collectors and protects rights of debtors. The need to adopt such a law had been repeatedly voiced by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation since 2014.
On 28 June, the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation received a letter of gratitude from a large family living in Belgorod Region. The interference of the High Commissioner contributed to the saving of the family: on 8 April, the Volokonovsky District Court cancelled restrictions of their parental rights.
On 17 June, with support of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, the right of a journalist, Yuri Mukhin, to competent legal assistant was restored. Lawyer Alexei Chernyshev was given access to his client and the case on the rejection of the lawyer was closed by the Khamovnichesky District Court of Moscow.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation initiated a pre-investigation check which resulted in a criminal case initiated under the article "Fraud" of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Actions of resident of Novodvinsk, who had deceived a disabled person and took possession of his apartment, are being investigated.
With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, the right of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945), retired lieutenant colonel, to receive a long service pension. The required documents were processed; the veteran received all the money due and will further receive the superannuation.
Right of convict to access to justice restored: criminal proceedings on unlawful sale of her apartment initiated
With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia criminal proceedings related to an unlawful sale of the apartment of convict P. have been initiated. The above was reported in the official reply of the Prosecutor’s Office of Rostov Region to the request of the High Commissioner.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation granted a petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, having restored the right of citizen M. to a fair trial.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation granted a petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, having restored the right of citizen F. to a fair trial, the official reply received by the High Commissioner’s Office in April 2016 says. The administrative offence case of Mr F. was closed and previous judgements were overruled.
On 13 April, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation made a landmark ruling which in fact prohibits banks to pass the information on a loan of the debtor to debt collection agencies.
The Director of Pretrial Detention Centre No. 4 of the Moscow Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (SIZO-4), the Deputy Director of the Operations Department, two detectives of the Operations Department and a medical assistant of the centre’s medical unit were dismissed. Deaths of accused persons and infliction of bodily harm to people in the detention centre are being properly investigated: criminal cases have been initiated, checks are being held.