Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: “Memorial”’s New Report on Human Rights in Dagestan

Posted by Info on 19/04/2011

The Human Rights Center «Memorial» presented the report “Magomedov’s new policy? The situation of Human Rights and attempts to consolidate the society in the Republic of Dagestan. March 2010 – March 2011”. The press conference participants were the authors Oleg Orlov, Chairman of the Board of “Memorial”; Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya; supervisor of the work in Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria and Svetlana Gannushkina, member of the Board of “Memorial”.

“Memorial” worked in Dagestan since 1999….tightly work since in 2007, and from this time .. the situation in the republic is getting worse: “Dagestan is becoming a scene of violence. On one hand the escalating violence is growing by the day, grow of terrorist menace and terrorist acts and on the other hand the illegal violence is continuing. The state is answering to terror with terror” Orlov said.

This report “Magomedov’s new policy?..”-is not tightly a human rights report, it also deals with political trends and mutual relations between religious communities and about establishing a dialog between the authorities and the religious communities. Notability is the fact that the position of the representatives of the moderate arm of the salafit community is described in the report, while they are often mistakenly called “vakhkhabits”. For getting peace and stability in Dagestan it is really important to take their suggestions and estimations into account, as the conflict in this republic has not only a political character but also a religious (in opposite to the Chechen Republic, for example).

Much attention is paid to the crimes of terrorists. In 2010 explosions took place on the beach, in a cafй, religious leaders were killed. Public dialog can effective as far as on the base of the denouncement of terrorism…more HERE


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