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Dinar Idrisov

HRD & Member
Saint Petersburg Observers

Dinar Idrisov is a Saint Petersburg based human rights defender and a member of the human rights initiative, Saint Petersburg Observers. He advocates for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression, the rule of law, and voting rights. He is also active in advocating for accountability from the authorities and law enforcement agencies, through monitoring court hearings, public protests, and elections, as well as presenting the interests and defending the rights of detained and judicially harassed civil activists and protesters.

The environment for the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Russian Federation is difficult, especially for those who defend and promote the rights of LGBTI people, ethnic and religious minorities, refugees, as well as activists of the North Caucasus and the unlawfully annexed Crimean Peninsula. HRDs are often subjected to acts of harassment, surveillance, physical attacks, threat, raids and searches on their offices and homes, slander and smear campaigns, judicial harassment, arbitrary detention, and ill-treatment, as well as violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly. There have also been cases where HRDs have been murdered as a result of their work.