Russian Head of General Staff Gerasimov hands award weapon to Syrian generalMilitary & Defense August 19, 9:10
German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
MOSCOW, June 1 (Itar-Tass) - The head of the presidential human rights council, Mikhail Fedotov, hopes that HRC members will be able to meet with the head of state in August.
Fedotov told Itar-Tass on Friday “the main issues will concern a reform of the penitentiaries system.”
“The people in penitentiaries were sentenced to imprisonment, and not to suffering and humiliation,” he said. “They have their rights, too, the right to life and to health care,” Fedotov said.
“Most likely some other topical problems related to the development of civil society and human rights protection will be raised,” he added.
Also, Fedotov said that at Friday’s working meeting (closed to the press) many HRC members voiced concern over the Investigative Committee’s probe into the activity of scientists who participated in the public scrutiny of the so-called second YUKOS case, held at the HRC request.
“No document was produced today, but it may appear,” the HRC chief said.