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Sirazhutdin Datsiyev

Sirazhutdin Datsiyev

HRD, Head of Dagestan Office
Human Rights Center Memorial
EU statement on Violations of the rights of human rights defenders in the Russian Federation
12 April 2018

Sirazhutdin Datsiyev is a human rights defender and a Head of Dagestan office of the Human Rights Center Memorial, a human rights organisation that provides legal assistance to victims of gross human rights violations and is involved in human rights education, research and publications. In recent years, Sirazhutdin Datsiyev has received numerous threats linked to his human rights work.


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.