Russian Ombudsman to discuss humanitarian corridor in Iraq with CoE Secretary General
MOSCOW, October 10 (RAPSI) - High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova will discuss a problem of the return of Russian nationals from Iraq with Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjørn Jagland, RAPSI reports from the Office of Ombudsman on Tuesday.
The meeting is scheduled for October 20.
Moskalkova has earlier sent a request to the United Nations (UN) for assistance in the organization of humanitarian corridor from Iraq’s Mosul for Russian women and children. Currently, military operations against terrorists of the Islamic State organization banned in Russia are conducted there. The UN answer had not been received yet, the Ombudsman said.
The Ombudsman also added that she is working in close cooperation with the Federation Council member Ziyad Sabsabi on the return of Russian children from countries at war.
The institute of human rights ombudsman is a government body involved in protection and promotion of rights and freedoms, and competent legal assistance. Moskalkova was appointed as Russia’s human rights commissioner in April 2016.