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07 July 2022, 14:22

Activists win lawsuit on inaccessibility of street in Makhachkala for disabled people

The court has supported the activists who demanded to make a street section in Makhachkala convenient for wheelchair users.

On June 29, the Sovietsky District Court of Makhachkala supported the project "Monitor of Accessible Environment", which asked the city housing and communal services to bring the sidewalk in Dzerzhinsky Street in Makhachkala into compliance with the standards of the accessible environment, Aina Gabibova, a project lawyer, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent on July 6.

She has added that the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Sabrina Alieva, the head of the above project.

The above sidewalk section was impassable for wheelchair users, the lawyer has explained, adding that the lawsuit was accompanied by photos of the violations.

At the trial, the respondent argued that activists had no right to file such lawsuits and that the claimant had "insufficient proofs," Ms Gabibova said, citing the respondent, in whose opinion the filing of such lawsuits is not a prerogative of an individual person, and only prosecutors are entitled to apply to the court about such violations. However, the respondent did not deny the fact that the violations need to be corrected, the lawyer has concluded.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 7, 2022 at 06:40 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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