HRC member Andrei Babushkin dies
Human rights activist Andrei Babushkin died at the age of 58 A few days ago, Babushkin became ill and was hospitalized. He died on the night of May 14 in intensive care
Member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights and the Federal Bureau of Yabloko; Andrei Babushkin died at the age of 58, according to the press service of the party.
As HRC member Kirill Kabanov said in his Telegram, Babushkin died on the night of May 14 in intensive care.
The day before, human rights activist Eva Merkacheva told Kommersant that Babushkin was hospitalized in the 20th hospital in Moscow “due to the exacerbation of a long-standing illness”, a few days ago he became ill— then they, together with Merkacheva, went to the subway for a working meeting with representatives of one of the ministries. “I had to call an ambulance. They pumped him out, but the doctors said that it was vital to lead a healthy lifestyle, and he just exhausted himself, — she said.
Babushkin was born on January 28, 1964. in the village of Zvyagino near Moscow. In 1989 he graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University, worked as a history teacher. Since 1993, he headed a number of human rights organizations.
In 1997, he created and headed the Committee for Civil Rights. The organization provides legal assistance to prisoners, monitors the observance of human rights by law enforcement agencies, legal education of citizens, social assistance to the homeless and other tasks. In October 2021, the organization reported that employees were deprived of their premises, and their property was seized due to debts that arose due to funding problems.
In 2012, Babushkin was included in the HRC. He was a member of the expert council under the Commissioner for Human Rights, was a member of the presidium of the National Civil Committee for Cooperation with Law Enforcement Bodies.
Babushkin developed more than 30 amendments included in the current legislation, wrote 20 books and brochures on the protection of rights man, was one of the developers of the amnesty project in 2000.
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