Abkhazia

February 21, 2017 09:23

February 12, 2017 07:51

  • Georgian authorities call on Giorgi Lukava's wife to stop hunger strike

    Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality, has addressed the wife of Giorgi Lukava with a request to stop the protest action. Until present, no information about the Lali Basariya's response to the request voiced by Ketevan Tsikhelashvili has been available.

February 07, 2017 02:40

  • In Zugdidi, five persons continue hunger strike for ninth day

    For the ninth day, internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Abkhazia, who sewed their mouths in protest, continue their hunger strike with the demand to the Georgian Ministry of Social Protection to re-evaluate the conditions of their stay in hospital in Zugdidi.

February 02, 2017 00:37

  • Zugdidi: forced migrants stitch up their mouths in protest

    The forced migrants, who live in the Zugdidi district hospital disagree with the assessment of their living conditions and demand from the Government of Georgia to provide them with housing. In protest, five of them have sewn up their mouths.

February 01, 2017 22:42

  • Freedom House recognizes South Ossetia and Azerbaijan as non-free

    On January 31, the Freedom House published a report "Freedom in the World-2017" on the situation of human rights in independent and partially recognized countries, which are treated by rights defenders as "disputed territories". According to the report, no country or disputed territory of the Caucasian region has a relatively high rating to recognize it as a free country.

January 14, 2017 16:39

  • Georgian Patriarchate requests UNESCO monitoring in Abkhazia

    Georgian authorities should agree with Russia on holding a UNESCO monitoring in Abkhazia to prevent the destruction of historical monuments. This was stated by the Georgian Patriarchate in its comment on the construction works underway near the church in the village of Tsebelda.

January 11, 2017 13:31

December 23, 2016 16:11

  • Putin doubts Oksana Sevastidi's guilt

    Oksana Sevastidi, a resident of Sochi, convicted of treason after sending an SMS message about movement of military equipment, had hardly disclosed any state secrets, Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested today, promising to sort out the details of her case.

December 19, 2016 04:03

  • International Migrants Day marked against violations of migrants' rights in Southern Russia

    In the post-Soviet space, labour migration has become a usual way of life for millions of people. Of them, a large part is represented by natives of the South Caucasian countries. Meanwhile, Russia demonstrates tough approach to the status of migrants, while the countries, which natives leave them in search for jobs, do too little to protect their citizens abroad. This was announced by the Anti-Discrimination Centre "Memorial".

December 16, 2016 01:56

  • Raul Khajimba offered oppositionists high government posts

    The President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba has offered the oppositionists, who demanded his resignation, as a compromise, high government posts, including the posts of the Public Prosecutor General and Vice-Premier. He also agreed to limit his own powers.

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Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years.

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years

Over the past six years, from 2010 to early 2016, the number of victims of the armed conflict in the North Caucasus has decreased significantly. A stable tendency for reduction of the number of people killed and injured in the regions of the North Caucasian Federal District is shown in the infographics below, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot" and based on its own data and open sources information. By clicking each figure, you can see distribution of casualties in the center of the circle, divided by categories such as security forces, militants, and civilians.

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Firearm incidents and victims in Northern Caucasus

Infographics. Statistics of victims

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