Extra seminar in connection to Putin’s visit to Sweden

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will visit Stockholm on April 27. In connection to his visit we urge Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to discuss with him the difficult situation that human rights defenders in Russia are facing. During the 2009 EU summit Reinfeldt raised this issue with President Medvedev and there is cause for a follow-up.

Olga Sadovskaya
, from the organisation Committee Against Torture in Nizhny Novgorod, will participate in a seminar, arranged extra because of Putin’s visit, to discuss the continuously serious human rights situation in Northern Caucasus. Olga Sadovskaya will talk about the human rights violations to which people in Chechnya are subjected to in their daily life.

Committee Against Torture works with separate cases of torture and investigates human rights violations in Chechnya. In April the organisation recieved the human rights award from the Council of Europe because of the important work with supporting victims of serious human rights crimes.

Wednesday April 27, 2011
Time: 9.00 – 10:00. Coffee/tea and sandwich served from 8.30
Location: Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

Sign up no later than Tuesday April 26 via info@civilrightsdefenders.org

The seminar will be held in English.

The discussion will be broadcast live on Bambuser. You can ask questions to Ms. Olga Sadovskaya via the chat.


Documents for download, from Olga Sadovskaya (in English):
Letter to Medvedev
Prosecutor’s response
JMG challenges Feb 2011

Categories: Events and Uncategorized.
Tags: Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Defenders, Impunity, Olga Sadovskaya, and Vladimir Putin.
Regions: The North Caucasus.