Over 5,000 petitions on criminal matters filed with Russian ombudsman in 2018
MOSCOW, August 7 (RAPSI) - Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova received over 5,000 applications concerning criminal proceedings in the first half of 2018, a statement published on the ombudsman’s website on Tuesday reads.
According to the ombudsman’s statement, prisoners often turn to her for assistance in protection of their rights.
In particular, the ombudsman has already helped three applicants from Samara, Tula regions and Krasnodar Krai. Thus, Moskalkova has successfully managed to transfer an inmate to a prison close to a place of his relatives’ residence, helped another prisoner to execute documents required for assessment of disability, and assisted the third applicant in the restoration of citizenship.