On 4 May 2015 at the Peoples’ Friendship House a working meeting was held for members of Public Monitoring Committee of the Sverdlovsk region, chairman of «Transregional center for human rights» Roman Kachanov and president of Public organization «the Ural association of refugees» Lyudmila Lukasheva.
Topic of the meeting was «Public control and access to legal assistance for people from special institution for temporary accommodation of foreign citizens».
Defenders discussed problems they face during inspections in the facility; also about recent riot.
There are too many questions to talk about.
For instance, defenders discovered such problems as access to legal help because nobody explains people their rights including a right to court decisions challenge; medical provision for people living with HIV, interpreter provision, a right to cell phones, to use belongings.
All the participants came to a decision that it’s necessary to set a panel discussion and discuss all issues with Ombudsman in the Sverdlovsk region, representatives of Federal Migration Service, regional Prosecutor office, the Federal Service for Execution of punishment and Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Participants voted for establishment of Public Council for rights of migrants under Public Monitoring Committee. As a Head was chosen Lyudmila Lukasheva.
Human rights defenders of the Urals