830 applications were submitted to the Ministry, 440 of them passed the initial stage of reviewing and written replies were sent to the applicants. They were asked to present additional documentation. As of February 8, 2013, 52 written appeals were submitted as a reply to deficiency letters.
The Commission was set up on December 14 (Order №1375) with co-participation of representatives from non-governmental organizations and Public Defender’s Office. The Special Commission is holding regular weekly meetings and open door days.