Sunday, August 30, 2015

HRC monitors the situation with the fire in the detention center of Ulyanovsk – RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, August 30 – RIA Novosti. The Presidential Human Rights Council (HRC) is in control of the situation from occurring on the eve of the fire in the detention center in Ulyanovsk, in the near future some of the defenders could visit the region, told RIA News HRC head Mikhail Fedotov.

A fire in Ulyanovsk prison occurred on Saturday evening. Four people were killed, eight were hospitalized. Upon ignition Investigation Department RF IC for the Ulyanovsk region opened a criminal case for negligence.

“We are nobody to direct there will not – these days – just do not interfere with urgent work. Because it is important to understand the reasons, and for this it is not necessary to leave in the first minute, “- said the head of the Council.

” We are keeping the situation under control and, of course, as soon as one of the representatives of the Council will visit. But I think it will be the right thing when the first members of the PMC to arrive at the Ulyanovsk region, “- said Fedotov.

He said that the HRC “would like to receive information from the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia on the results of the internal investigation, which is now being conducted to understand the causes and what can be done to these causes as quickly as possible to eliminate”.

According to Fedotov, you need to understand that the vast majority of detention centers have been built a long time and funds for their modernization underfunded. “Therefore, such a tragedy, unfortunately, possible. But we must do everything to avoid them”, – the source said.


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