St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko introduced candidacy of Alexander Shishlov, YABLOKO Bureau member, for the post of Human Rights Commissioner in St.Petersburg.

Here comes Alexander Shishlov’s statement in connection with the nomination:

I am grateful to St.Petersburg Governor for nomination of my candidacy to the post of Human Rights Commissioner in our great city. I am also grateful to all who supports my candidacy.

In case I am elected, my activities on the post of Ombudsman will be based on close cooperation with civil society institutes, critical and positive interaction with the governments and local self-governments for fair, peaceful and lawful solution of a human rights problems in St. Petersburg. I undertake to be unbiased, impartial and objective, regardless of personal preferences on the post of Ombudsman.

I am convinced that the activities of the Human Rights Commissioner in St. Petersburg should and can become an important, strongly sought-for and constructive instrument of state protection of human rights and civil freedoms.

Alexander Shishlov

Comments by YABLOKO leaders and the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly will follow.