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High Commissioner assisted in objective investigation of criminal case
On 6 April, former commander of a military unit, Mr K., expressed his appreciation to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia for thorough consideration of his petition. According to the complainant, with assistance of the High Commissioner his criminal case was returned to the investigator for reformulation and decreasing the amount of charges.
Failures occurred upon providing orphans with housing remedied
As a result of the High Commissioner’s interference, failures occurred upon providing orphans with housing were remedied, the Prosecutor’s Office of Ryazan Region reported.
Amendments to Сode of Criminal Procedure developed with assistance of High Commissioner adopted
In March, the President of Russia signed Federal Law No. 40-FZ On Amendments to Article 281 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation. The law contains amendments elaborated with assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
High Commissioner helped Rostov-on-Don inhabitant get registration at place of residence
The High Commissioner received a complaint of a Rostov-on-Don resident who alleged that she had been refused registration at her place of residence.
Rights of wheelchair-bound disabled person in Moscow to access to home restored
A Ms K. of Moscow submitted a complaint to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia. She alleged that authorities refused to install a ramp in the entrance hall of an apartment building being a home of a wheelchair-bound child.
Right to have criminal case closed within reasonable term restored in Vladivostok
A resident of Vladivostok, Mr G., submitted to the High Commissioner a complaint about police officers of Police Unit No. 2 of the Vladivostok Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. He alleged that they failed to take proper actions in relation to his fraud incident report.
Rights of 60 thousand New Moscow inhabitants to have their residence ackowledged dangerous restored
With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia rights of over 60 thousand citizens were restored — the City Interdepartmental Commission for Housing Fund of Moscow was given the right to acknowledge apartment buildings in New Moscow to be dangerous and subject to demolition and reconstruction. Before, none of the city bodies had this right, so people had to live in unsafe buildings.
Proposals of High Commissioner to reduce road toll taken into account
On 1 March 2016, the Russian Federation Government Decree which envisages the extension till 30 June 2017 a tax concession period for trucks under the Platon system came into force. The Decree takes into consideration the proposals of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation submitted earlier to the President of Russia.
Housing rights of woman previously qualified as orphan restored
On 18 December 2015, with assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, housing rights of a resident of the Republic of Adygea were restored. The petitioner, having been previously qualified as a person belonging to the category of orphans and children left without parental care, informed the High Commissioner’s Office of the success in her letter of gratitude.
Housing rights of two men previously qualified as orphans and children left without parental care restored
In December 2015, with the assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation the housing rights of residents of Krasnodar Region Mr B. and Mr B. were restored. They had been previously qualified as orphans and children left without parental care. The above was reported on 26 January 2016 in the official reply of the Deputy Prosecutor of Krasnodar Region to the request of the High Commissioner.