Russia - Sapiyat Magomedova and Musa Suslanov - July 2013 Summary

The Law Society of Upper Canada voices its grave concern over the ongoing imprisonment of lawyers Sapiyat Magomedova and Musa Suslanov. When serious issues of apparent injustice to lawyers and the judiciary come to our attention, we speak out.

Sapiyat Magomedova and Musa Suslanov are criminal defence lawyers working in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan in Russia. Both lawyers have previously worked on cases dealing with corruption and allegations of human rights violations by members of the state and law enforcement agencies, including allegations of torture, extra-judicial killings and abductions.

Letter of intervention