The project aims to support people of Chechnya and Ingushetia who are serving the sentence in detention facilities and subjected to torture, inhuman and degrading treatment on ethnic grounds.
Protection from Discrimination in Prison
One of the target groups of the Committee activities are residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia, who are serving the sentence in detention facilities and subjected to torture, inhuman and degrading treatment on ethnic grounds.
The issue of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment is a common problem of the penitentiary system of the Russian Federation. Besides, the recent wars in the Chechen Republic had an effect on the mentality of some of the staff in Russian penal system, those who took part in fighting.
As a consequence, there is an issue of violation of human rights and freedoms of residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia in the penitentiary system of the Russian Federation.
Project “Protecting human rights of residents of Chechen Republic and Republic of Ingushetia in detention facilities” has been implemented by the Committee since September 2011 and funded by the European Union and Secours Catholique – Caritas France charitable organization.
The project provides, in particular, legal assistance, material assistance in the form of payment for travel and accommodation of relatives of prisoners or convicted persons from the target group, the travel expenses for members of Public monitoring commissions, when they visit representatives of the target group in custody in order to find out actual incarceration conditions.