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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

UN Criticizes Jails

MOSCOW -- The United Nations' human rights commissioner inspected some of Russia's notoriously miserable pre-trial detention facilities and urged Russia on Tuesday to improve prison conditions, Itar-Tass reported.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson and Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo, whose agency is in charge of police, agreed to cooperate in improving conditions in jails and ensuring the observance of human rights there, Itar-Tass said.