MOSCOW, September 8 (RAPSI) – Russian Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova has proposed to create new correctional facilities for women in Tatarstan so they could serve their terms closer to their places of residence at her meeting with Head of the Republic Rustam Minnikhanov.

Moskalkova and Minnikhanov were discussing how human rights are observed in Tatarstan; a number of important issues raised during the meeting were problems relating to the rights of migrants and foreign students. The meeting was also attended by Republican Ombudsman Sariya Saburskaya.

The parties addressed the issue of observance of the rights of convicted women, in this relation the Ombudsman proposed to establish new female penitentiary facilities in Tatarstan as currently some 200 women served their terms in neighboring Chuvash Republic.

The Rights Commissioner and the Head of Tatarstan focused on the exercise of citizens’ rights to housing, in particular, the issues relating to provision of housing for orphans and children without parental care.

The press service of the Ombudsman reports that yearly the body registers about 500 appeals from orphans and children without parental care to help them in obtaining housing. In her report to the Government for year 2019 Moskalkova urged that a bill establishing that in Russia’s regions minors could be provided housing when reaching age of 12 was submitted to the State Duma.

In her concluding remarks, the Ombudsman congratulated Minnikhanov on the hundredth anniversary of Tatarstan.