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Maysarat Kilyaskhanova


Maysarat Kilyaskhanova is a women human rights defender, volunteer of the initiative group “Marem”, illustrator and cartoonist. The Marem project aims to help women from Dagestan and other North Caucasus republics who face the threat of domestic violence or death.


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.