Moskalkova called the death of Babushkin an irreparable loss for the human rights community
Death of a human rights activist Andrey Babushkin — an irreparable loss for the human rights community in Russia. This was stated by the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova in his Telegram-channel.
“Andrey Vladimirovich has been working on issues of reforming the penitentiary system for 31 years, he has authored more than 800 different proposals aimed at improving the efficiency of the penitentiary system, including thanks to him the law on public control was adopted,” she said.
Moskalkova shared that she had known Babushkin since 1995, and was a member of the working group with him State Duma on the development of the Federal Law “On Detention”. “From that moment we have always been in close contact. Andrey Vladimirovich always helped in the protection of human rights, actively worked as a member of the Expert Council under the Commissioner, helped to resolve individual difficult situations. Andrei was true to his duty, responsive to the troubles of people. Eternal memory, we grieve, ”she concluded.
Babushkin died May 14 at the age of 58. The Council promised to additionally inform about the time and place of farewell.