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German courts should not have used evidence obtained by police incitement in proceedings against drug-trafficking suspect


The case concerned the complaint by a man convicted of drug trafficking that the criminal proceedings against him had been unfair, as he had been incited by undercover police officers to commit the offences of which he was convicted.
The Court found that the undercover measure in Mr Furcht’s case – going beyond a passive investigation of criminal activity – had indeed amounted to police incitement. The German courts should not have used the evidence obtained in this way to convict him.

Ukraine has adopted a program of counteraction to HIV/AIDS for 2014-2018


On 20 October 2014 the Supreme Council of Ukraine adopted the Law "On Adoption of the National Targeted Social Program of Counteraction to HIV/AIDS in 2014-2018." The objective of the Program is to reduce morbidity and mortality from HIV/AIDS, providing the high-quality and affordable services for the prevention and diagnosis of HIV infection, treatment, medical care, care and support for people living with HIV.

Law draft on the imposition of criminal responsibility for the use of drugs (Russian Federation)


100 hours of free consultations on human rights protection in the field of health care


The team of Human Rights Embassy launched the project "Bringing Human Rights to Patients and Health Care Providers", during which they will provide free legal assistance to victims of human rights violations in the field of health care.

A police officer who beat to death a sex worker has been sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment


Krasnogvardeysky district court of St. Petersburg sentenced a former police officer Vladimir Sharapov to 8 years’ imprisonment in a strict regime prison under Part 4, Article 111 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Vladimir Sharapov was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm that caused death of the victim. The woman that died from beating had been repeatedly brought to administrative responsibility for prostitution.

Supreme Court upheld the prohibition of adoption for people living with HIV


On 23 September, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to satisfy the suit of a Moscow resident, in which he challenged the norm of the Resolution of the Government of Russian Federation of 14 February No. 117 «On approval of the list of diseases with which a person can not adopt a child, take it under guardianship or in a foster family", which includes people with infectious diseases before cancellation of their dispensary registration.

In St. Petersburg, HIV-infected minors will be granted free legal aid


On 17 September the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted unanimously the Law "On Amendments to the Law on Free Legal Aid." These amendments include the provision of free legal aid to HIV-infected minors and their representatives within the public system.

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