This Saturday on March 15th, 2014 annual Public meeting of Trans-regional human rights center: well-known Ural human rights organization -«long-liver». This month human rights center is celebrating its 18th anniversary.
Our organization consolidates also independent human rights defenders from famous organizations such as NGO «Legal Basis», «Ural refugee association», Yekaterinburg attorney board, Sverdlovsk regional public organization «Legal Basis», Legal office «Workshop of legal proceedings» etc.
There are also activists such as one of the founder of Trans-regional center Viktor Pestov, director of NGO «Legal Basis» Aleksey Sokolov, attorney Valery Khaymin, attorney Vladislav Averyanov, attorney Roman Kachanov, president of «Ural refugee association» Lyudmila Lukasheva.
Also there are fresh members of Public Monitroing Committee of Sverdlovsk region Larisa Zakharova, Svetlana Malyugina, Anton Kudryakov, Olga Dianova, Elena Nikolayeva.
At the Public meeting a widow of irreplaceable chairman of Trans-regional center Vladimir Andreeyvich Shaklein — Lidiya Evstigneeyvna Shaklein who is also a founder of center.
Roman Kachanov held the presidency of the Public meeting; the secretary was Larisa Zakharova.
In the beginning of the Public meeting the chairman Roman Kachanov has delivered a speech about work done in front of colleagues during the previous year.
Also he told that at last a process of reregistration of organization charter is finished; organization is registered on new address; new certificate is granted.
Among goals of Trans-regional human rights center are human rights and freedom defense, including rendering legal help in correctional facilities, assistance for public control including activity of Public Monitoring Committees.
The chairman of organization and its members keep on protecting civil and political activists, convicts, human rights organizations. In particular, during report period they won 5 lawsuits regarding denial of access for attorneys and human rights defenders. They won 2 court hearings (didn’t come into effect yet) in case where human rights organizations: Trans-regional public organization «Informational-human rights center» and NGO «Legal basis» were declared «foreign agents».
There active work in setting up Public Monitoring Committee of third calling were carried out where 6 members of Trans-regional human rights center were merged in. Constant legal, organizational assistance were provided to members of Trans-regional center and Public Monitoring Committee. Members of organization Roman Kachanov, Aleksey Sokolov, Dmity Rozhin and Lyudmila Lukashina participated in «Russian civil forum».
After report of the chairman next question was examined about bringing new members and volunteers into Trans-regional center.
Thus at the suggestion of Vladislav Averyanov into Trans-regional center lawyer Marina Yermakova was admitted as a member who is actively protecting convicts for free.
At the suggestion of Roman Kachanov into Trans-regional center member of Public Monitoring Committee Sergey Kirillov was also admitted as a member.
Thus the following membership in Trans-regional human rights center:
Seven volunteers have joined to Trans-regional center as well.
Then participants were discussing top line of activity of Trans-regional center till 2015.
In the end participants voted solid against suppression of liberty of discussion and violation of right on alternative information.
This statement was accepted on the grounds of General Prosecutor officer of the Russian Federation’s statement to shut down web-sites: «Grani.ru», «Kasparov.ru»,»Ezhednevny zhurnal», also blog of Aleksey Navalny.
Vladimir Andreeyvich Shaklein would be glad seeing so many people in human rights organization which was set up by him, which still fighting against evil and winning.
We always remember about Vladimir Andreyevich Shaklein.
Human rights defenders of the Urals.