Defenders of the Urals are in Nizhny Novgorod: Methods of civilian investigation


On October 5-6, 2013 a discussion  dedicated  civilian investigation of tortures «Methods of civilian investigation of tortures and other violations of fundamental human rights» was held  in Nizhny Novgorod.  Moreover that 30 human rights defenders of Russia took part in there. Seminar was organized by well-known in Russia and abroad human rights organization «Committee against tortures», ruled by Igor Kalyapin. He opened up this discussion which was the first for «Committee».

Igor Kalyapin shared his experience with participants and highlighted main difficulties they face in practical activity.


                             Igor Kalyapin

Amazing lectures were given by members of Committee: Oleg Khabibrakhanov, Anton Ryzhov, Dmitry Utkin, Sergey Babinec. In the end of discussion famous human rights defender and publicist — Stanislav Dmitrievsky made a speech for participants.

Anton Ryzhov

Anton Ryzhov



Oleg Khabibrakhmanov and Dmitry Utukin



Stanislav Dmitryevsky



Ural region was represented by journalist- Oksana Trufanova ( Chelyabinsk), member of Public Monitoring Committee of Chelyabinsk — Dina Latypova, chairman of  «Trans regional center of human rights» — attorney Roman Kachanov (Yekaterinburg), director of  NGO «» Legal Basis» — Aleksey Sokolov (Yekaterinburg), member of Public Monitoring Committee of Sverdlovsk region  — Dmitry Rozhin, member of Council of coordinators «Trans regional center of human rights»- Svetlana Malyugina.


Oksana Trufanova, Dina Latupova, Roman Kachanov and Aleksey Sokolov


The book «Civilian investigation of tortures and other violations of fundamental human rights. Principles, methods and practical recommendations» was shown to participants of discussion.


Human rights defenders of the Urals.


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