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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

Citizens accused and suspected of committing crimes contained in detention centers, and also consisting on the account in criminally-Executive inspections are not limited in their voting rights. In the period from 25 June to 1 July, they, like many citizens of Russia, took part in the vote. The limitation of the voting rights in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation applies only to persons recognized by court incapacitated, and also containing in places of imprisonment upon conviction.

In order to implement the electoral rights of suspects and accused persons held in jail, the Federal penitentiary service of Russia has done a great job of organizing the voting process.

Federal service of execution of punishments in conjunction with the territorial election commissions organized the vote for suspects and defendants at 303 polling stations, 135 of which were created in detention centers.

This year voted about 76 thousand suspects and defendants in custody.

Also exercise their right are those citizens against whom the court elected a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest. This right was exercised more than 6 thousand people. Most of them visited the polls on their own, without the prior permission from the investigators or judges to withdraw from the place being under house arrest. Domestic prisoners, who are forbidden to leave the place of house arrest, was attended by representatives of precinct election commissions with ballot boxes.

Were able to vote and condemned to a new kind of criminal punishment – forced labor. In correctional centres (UFIC) in the vote was attended by about 5.5 thousand prisoners.

Participation of detainees incarcerated in correctional centres and under the supervision of the criminal-Executive inspections, the vote is free and voluntary. This principle is consistently applied in all institutions of the penal system.

During the voting at polling stations in prisons was attended by 136 26 observers and representatives of mass media.

The voting process was under the scrutiny of territorial election commissions, prosecutors, commissioners for human rights of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

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