24 Dec 2019 13:06

Human rights situation hasn't deteriorated in Russia - Moskalkova

MOSCOW. Dec 24 (Interfax) - The human rights situation has not deteriorated in Russia, Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova said.

"It is impossible to calculate the average rate of human rights observance, but I can see from incoming appeals that the situation has not deteriorated in general," Moskalkova told the press on Tuesday, commenting on reports of multiple mass media outlets that indicated a worsening human rights situation in Russia.

The overall number of applications has declined, although there has been a rise in certain areas, she said.

As regards legislative amendments Moskalkova deems necessary, she said, "we should review the procedure of rallies, marches, and other public events in the context of political rights, as well as broaden supervisory powers of prosecutors in order to better guarantee rights of defendants in criminal inquiries."