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Mattias Carlsson

Mattias Carlsson

Mattias Carlsson is an investigative reporter based in Stockholm, Sweden. He started his carrier as a freelance photographer based in Moscow, Russia in the 1990’s. He has covered several conflicts, both as a photographer and later as a reporter, for example the war in Chechnya, 1995, allied invasion of Iraq 2003 and the Russian invasion of Georgia 2008. In February 2014 he was in Simferopol, Crimea, when the “little green men” took control over the Ukrainian peninsula. The last 10 years he’s been a staff reporter at Sweden’s largest daily morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Latest from Mattias Carlsson

A Syrian Army Deserter Was Savagely Killed by Putin’s Wagner. Now His Family Seek Justice in Russia

A Syrian Army Deserter Was Savagely Killed by Putin’s Wagner. Now His Family Seek Justice in Russia

Mhesn Alabdullah’s cousin Hamadi Bouta, a Syrian army deserter, was savagely beaten to death and mutilated on camera by soldiers of the notorious Wagner Group in eastern Syria in 2017. Now his family wants justice.

Michael Weiss,
Mattias Carlsson,
Saeed Alnahhal
The Fallen Mercenaries in Russia’s Dark Army

The Fallen Mercenaries in Russia’s Dark Army

"No one can build anything on blood. Blood has never been a foundation for any construction. On the contrary, it turns into a swamp in which you drown. Why fight for strangers and kill for strangers?"

Michael Weiss,
Holger Roonemaa,
Mattias Carlsson,
Liliana Botnariuc,
Pierre Vaux