The representatives of the Defender made an unannounced visit to Armavir penitentiary institution

The representatives of the Defender made an unannounced visit to Armavir penitentiary institution

The representatives of the Human Rights Defender’s Office made an unannounced visit to Armavir penitentiary institution based on the received written complaints.

 

The representatives held private conversation with about 30 convicts, most of whom were sentenced to life imprisonment.  The majority of the complaints were about the legislative opportunities for a review of judgments, as well as the provided medical care and the allocation of persons deprived of their liberty in the penitentiaries and prison cells.

 

The Defender’s representatives also had private conversations with people, who had voluntarily agreed to be held in punishment-quarantine cells in solitary confinement based on security reasons, and examined their living conditions.

 

Some of the recorded issues were discussed with the penitentiary staff.  An agreement was reached on solving those issue within the framework of future cooperation.

 

The Human Rights Defender highlights the importance of effective cooperation with the staff of Armavir penitentiary institution and their readiness to quickly solve the raised issues.