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Ombudsman asks colleague in Russia to help Kyrgyz migrants in Ryazan

The Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan Kubat Otorbaev appealed to Tatyana Moskalkova, the Human Rights Commissioner in Russia, on the gross violations of labor rights of Kyrgyz citizens in Ryazan. Press service of the Institute of Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan reported.

The day before, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported that the owner of a sewing workshop in Ryazan grossly violated the rights of labor migrants. The Kyrgyz citizens were taken away their passports, kept in the sewing workshop and were not paid their salaries. Russian law enforcement bodies carry out inspection, several offices of Fevral LLC have been closed down, financial documents, office equipment, hard disks from surveillance cameras have been confiscated.

13 citizens of Kyrgyzstan applied with statements that are registered in the book of records of reports and crimes of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Moscow district of Ryazan city. An operative-investigative group was formed and a number of operational and investigative measures to initiate criminal proceedings against employees of Fevral LLC are carried out.

«The perpetrators should be punished within the framework of the legislation of the Russian Federation and international norms, since this fact shows the existence of modern forms of slavery, which is punishable by the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,» Kubat Otorbaev said in the letter.