April 9, 2003
For more information contact:
James Racine, President, Chapter of AI, 508-992-7688 Matthew Smith, Event Media Coordinator, 508-675-4513
CHECHEN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TO SPEAK April 17 AT UMASS DARTMOUTH
Two experts from the Russian province of Chechnya will speak about human rights violations there on Thursday, April 17 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the library browsing area from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Speakers Eliza Moussaeva and Bela Tsugaeva have been documenting abuses in the region for groups such as Memorial and the International Rescue Committee since the 1980s. They will be discussing offenses including torture, disappearances, rape, and executions committed by Russian forces and Chechen separatists in the war torn area. The discussion is sponsored by the UMD Chapter of Amnesty International.
For more information contact: James Racine, President, Chapter of AI, 508-992-7688 Matthew Smith, Event Media Coordinator, 508-675-4513