Video interview with Sapiyat Magomedova
The Dagestani human rights lawyer Sapiyat Magomedova was awarded the Swedish government’s Per Anger Prize during a ceremony in Gothenburg on 12 November 2012. In this interview she talks about her hope that this award will contribute to increased protection for her and other human rights defenders in the region and to raise awareness about the critical situation in the North Caucasus.
Civil Rights Defenders nominated Sapiyat Magomedova to this prize because of her courage to stand up for other people’s rights. By taking on cases that many lawyers would reject due to security reasons and winning several of them, though it has been considered almost impossible, she has become a symbol of courage for people in her region.
The video is in English and Russian.
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Tags: Human rights, Per Anger Prize, Sapiyat Magomedova, and Violence against human rights defenders.
Regions: Sweden and The North Caucasus.