Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Posts with tag «prison» 

March 14th, 2016

The purpose of this paper is to analyze poor management of tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment and explore parameters and causes of this problem drawing on qualitative interviews with former prisoners and medical specialists in Kaliningrad Oblast in Russia.

October 17th, 2014

At present, the Russian government is desperately trying to crush the drug market with force. At the same time, there is not a single government program to work with demand. Policymakers need to see drug use in a holistic way, to understand that social ills directly correspond to its proliferation.

February 11th, 2014

Cut-price medication for many patients, and free treatment for the prison population.

August 8th, 2013

Denis Matveev should be released and accorded a right to compensation for damage - this is an opinion by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN Human Rights Council on the results of a two-year review and subsequent communication with Russia in the case of Denis Matveev.

April 9th, 2013

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation supports people who use drugs and people living with HIV in protecting their rights and dignity. And we are more and more convinced that in order for us to protect our own rights, we do not always need expensive lawyers or large human rights grants. Sometimes commitment, perseverance, faith in justice and the help of friends is enough. This story is told by Natalya Vershinina of Togliatti on how she managed to secure the release of an unjustly convicted drug user, a woman from Togliatti---a success story, and a joyous confirmation that with strong will and some remote technical legal support (from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network’s Mikhail Golichenko), you can succeed even in Russia's repressive "justice" system.

March 21st, 2013

Life and health do not count when the Government is tough on drugs. The Moscow pre-trial detention center fails to attend to Margarita Charykova’s needs for medical assistance since the day of her arrest in December 2012. 24 year old Margarita suffers from a severe health condition and her life is at stake. Mikhail Golichenko, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: “No substantive changes occurred in the area of medical help in pre-trial detention since the death of Sergey Magnitsky.” Anya Sarang, Andrey Rylkov Foundation: “State demonstrates a particular merciless attitude towards Charykova due to the fact that the young lady is accused of drug crime.”

March 22nd, 2012

On 20 November 2008, a Russian newspaper, Novie Izvestia, reported that one of the courts in Karelia [a region in Russia's North-West] made a precedent judgment in a case to release a prisoner with a advanced AIDS due to his bad health condition. The prisoner was able to prove that he needed urgent treatment which he could only get outside prison. Many people, who read the news in the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition’s Russian listserv (ITPCru), sighed with relief: the prisoner referred to in the news, was Kostya Proletarsky

September 4th, 2011

Tuberculosis presents a serious problem to public health all over the world and especially in countries with developing economies. In spite of the availability of effective treatment for simple tuberculosis, annually it is responsible for more than 4500 deaths worldwide. More often than not, this is connected with late diagnosis of the disease and the […]