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MOSCOW, December 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, which is Human Rights Day, will meet with Russian human rights activists, the Kremlin press service reported.
December 10, 65 years ago the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the press service said.
“The meeting will focus on issues related to the everyday activities of human rights activists in Russia,” the Kremlin said.
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Putin’s conversation with human rights activists “will be held, as always, in a free discussion format.”
The Russian president’s meetings with representatives of the human rights community are held on a regular basis. This year, Putin has several times received Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin and head of the Presidential Human Rights Council (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov.
In early September, the head of state held a HRC meeting in the Kremlin. Putin’s discussion with human rights defenders continued for several hours and also focused on the possible declaration of amnesty, the idea of which was put forward by the HRC in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution.
On December 9, the Russian president submitted the draft decree on amnesty to the State Duma lower house of parliament.