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Mother's Right Foundation threatened with closure - Foundation to help the families of soldiers who have died is itself in need of our help

posted 25 Jan 2013, 03:45 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Jan 2013, 03:46 ]
21 January 2013

By Natalya Zotova 

Source: Novaya gazeta 

Between 5,000 and 7,000 people a year turn to the Mother's Right Foundation for help. The foundation helps the parents of children killed while serving in the army (many soldiers die as a result of bullying, the negligent attitude of those in charge and accidents) to gain access to free legal aid. The foundation's lawyers win 72%-75% of cases, helping to punish those guilty of the death of conscripts and assisting the parents in receiving money as set out in the law, something the government is trying to tighten up on. [Read more]