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On 13 May, with the assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation a criminal case of a dead Mr M. of Akka Village (the Republic of Dagestan) was closed.
Necessary medicine will be provided to kidney transplant patients
An appropriate medicine treatment would be provided to patients who had a renal transplantation, the Moscow City Government said in official response to the appeal of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.
Letter of gratitude for assistance in provision of documents
On 22 March, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia received a letter of gratitude for assistance in receiving documents from court.
Treason case closed
On 13 March, the case of Ms D., mother of many children, having caused public outcry and taken under personal control of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia has been closed. The woman has been cleared of all the charges of treason in favour of Ukraine for the lack of the constituent elements of offence.
President signed law on exclusion of NGOs from foreign agents' registry
On 8 March, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the law regulating the procedure of exclusion of non-commercial organisations (NGOs) from the foreign agents’ registry. Earlier, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova had repeatedly brought up the need of developing the procedure to strike an NGO off from the registry of foreign agents.
Sentence brought into line with law
On 4 March, having considered an appeal from the Russian Human Rights Commissioner, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation changed its stance and reduced the service of term for the convicted Mr B.
Ill child received medical care
The Ministry of Healthcare reported that the seriously ill child Yaroslav M. had been put into hospital on 18 February and is currently undergoing the planned treatment at the Russian Scientific Centre of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
Constitutional Court decision on collective complaint from NGOs
On 17 February 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation declared a provision of the Federal Law On the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation unconstitutional, since it lacked time limits for implementation of inspector’s requirements. The case was initiated on the grounds of a collective complaint from non-governmental organisations listed by the Ministry of Justice as international agents.
State Duma considered Commissioner’s opinion
On 17 February, the State Duma admitted the draft law on amendments to the Water Code of Russia to be hazardous for ecology of waters and rejected it in the first reading.
State Duma to reconsider multiple estimation of custody term when determining total imprisonment
In September 2014, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova sent an official letter to Chairman of the State Duma Sergey Naryshkin with a request to represent the draft law for consideration of the lower chamber of parliament in the first reading. The draft law had been earlier prepared by member of parliament Pavel Krasheninnikov and remained in the State Duma since 2008.