Ombudsmen of Ukraine and Russia will exchange visits and will visit prisoners

Омбудсмены Украины и РФ обменяются визитами и посетят заключенных

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for human rights Valeria Lutkovska in blizhashee time to visit Ukrainian prisoners in Russia. At the same time the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova will visit the Russian prisoners in Ukraine. About it “Interfax” said the adviser to the Russian Ombudsman Alexei Sovetov.

“The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova and the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Valeria Lutkovska reached agreement on the organization of their visit to certain categories of convicts the citizens of Russia and Ukraine, serving sentences in penal institutions in the territory, respectively, Ukraine and Russia,” he said.

According to him, the visit reflects the desire of commissioners “to see in place conditions of detention and to consider possible options of implementation for concrete cases existing in the international practice the right of convicted persons serving sentence in the state of his nationality”.

It is noted that the timing of visits is currently under negotiation.

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