As part of consideration of complaints, staff of DPR Ombudsman’s Office interviewed three applicants, who are in custody of Donetsk Remand Prison of the State Service of State Penitentiary Service of the DPR Ministry of Justice.
The remand prisoners raised issues related to appealing of actions of preliminary investigation officers and trial of criminal cases within a reasonable time. Also, representatives of the Ombudsman Office accepted a request for their presence in a court proceeding.
The human rights defenders gave advice on available remedies. Also, clarification on the applicable criminal procedure legislation was provided for the applicants.