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Amendments to legislation concerning human rights at detention facilities

July 2, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Amending Various Laws of the Russian Federation with Regard to Adopting the Federal Law On Public Supervision over the Observance of Human Rights at Detention Facilities and Assistance to Persons at Detention Facilities.

The Federal Law amends several laws, as well as the Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, and the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation. In particular, the amendments concern supervision by the Prosecutor General’s Office and possibilities for public supervision committees to communicate with and provide assistance to suspects and defendants held at detention centres.

July 2, 2010