Representative of the Office of the Ombudsman for human rights in the Russian Federation Vasiliy Orlov visited a short-term detention facility (IVS) of Mari El Republic

During two days a representative of the Office of the Ombudsman for human rights in the Russian Federation Vasiliy Orlov and representative of the Public Monitoring Commission of Mari El Republic visited short-term detention facilities of Yoshkar-Ola, Volzhsk, Kozmodemiansk, Medvedevo to check the observation of human rights. Conditions of short-term detention facilities are good.

Representative of the Ombudsman for human rights in the Russian Federation found a number of violations: a search without witnesses, illegal detention of the suspect in IVS of Medvedevo. There are no equipped medical offices and medical employees in three IVS.

Monitoring of the situation on human rights is a responsibility of the Ombudsman for human rights in the Russian Federation and his staff. The Ombudsman for human rights expresses his vision of the situation concerning human rights through annual reports on his activities. Thus, the source for such information was visits to regions of the Russian Federation.

— The Russian Federation is a party of many international agreements, including agreements on human rights, — commented a co-chairman of RPO “Human being and Law» Sergey Poduzov. — It’s important that there are various instruments for the protection of human rights, for example some people have a right to free access to closed facilities at any time of day. Certainly, such  visits of the representative of the Office of the Ombudsman for human rights in the Russian Federation show the authorities that their employees should always be prepared for such visits and should not wait for the arrival of international observers, and but solve problems at the moment of their appearance.

The results of visits to IVS of Mari El Republic are submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs Mari El Republic for appropriate administrative actions.

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