Dagestan – Russia’s New Hot Spot

In recent years, Islamist insurgents have been particularly active in Dagestan. On March 29 two suicide attacks were carried out in the Moscow metro in the middle of morning rush hour, killing 40 people and wounding dozens; the suicide bombers were from Dagestan. In response, the authorities have continued to commit serious violations of basic human rights such as torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions.

Ms. Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya, working for Memorial Human Rights Center, will present the findings of the research, undertaken by herself and Ms. Tanya Lokshina, Russia Researcher at Human Rights Watch, about the current human rights situation in Dagestan.

Here you can read a summary of the research, written by Ms. Lokshina.

We will be broadcasting the seminar live, please use this link. You can also ask questions via the chat to Ms Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya.

Date: Wednesday, November 24
Time: 9.00-10.00, coffee/tea and sandwich served from 8.30
Place: Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

Sign up no later than November 22 via anmalan@civilrightsdefenders.org or call 08-545 277 30.


Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya takes part in the Stockholm Process, 19-24 November, a process that was initiated last year and aims at empowering human rights defenders at risk in the North Caucasus. For more information about the Stockholm Process, the conference that takes place, and the participants that are available for interviews, please click here.

Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: Ekaterina Sokirianskaya, Memorial, and Stockholm process.
Regions: The North Caucasus.