MOSCOW, October 7 (RAPSI) – The Office of Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights received over 3,600 complaints from penitentiary facilities in nine months of this year, Tatiana Moskalkova said during a session of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) panel on Wednesday.

According to the dynamics of applications, main problems of human rights protection in penal institutions are medical supplies, jail conditions, actions (inaction) of penitentiary service employees, impossibility of transfer to colonies near places of living for serving sentences, she added.

During a pandemic, she also received many complaints from the convicts’ relatives and human rights advocates concerned with the spread of COVID-19 in detention centers and penal colonies.

Moskalkova believes it necessary to improve health care maintaining in penal facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.