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MOSCOW, November 27. /TASS/. Russia’s human rights ombudswoman Ella Pamfilova met on Thursday with Thorbjorn Jagland is the 13th Secretary General of the Council of Europe to discuss joint human rights projects.
She said that in focus of the meeting “were joint human rights projects with the Council of Europe and the United Nations, such as training projects for employees of the offices of the federal and regional human rights ombudsmen and activists.”
She also said that they had touched upon issues of cooperation on public monitoring commissions (controlling human rights issues at penitentiaries) and the activities of non-government human rights organizations.
“We also exchanged views on the human rights situation in Russia and in other countries,” she said.
Earlier on Thursday, Jagland met with board members of the international society Memorial. “The secretary general of the Council of Europe familiarized himself with our archive materials with unique documents, drawings done by Boris Sveshnikov at a labour camp and Mikhail Sokolov’s sketches, and saw the exhibition Correspondence Right due to open on December 1, about a little known aspect of the repressive system of Gulag regulating communication between the prisoners and the outside world,” Arseniy Roginsky, Memorial board chairman, told TASS.