Law enforcers conduct special operation in Ingushetia mountains. Photo: NAC press service, http://nac.gov.ru

12 March 2018, 05:27

On March 5-11, there were no victims of armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of March 5-11, 2018, there were no casualties or wounded persons in the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

Detentions

On March 5, five alleged supporters of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court, were detained in Makhachkala. According to the FSB, the detainees were recruiting radical residents of Dagestan and delivering them to Syria for participating in hostilities on militants' side. They had "incited at least four citizens to leave Russia," who, after leaving, underwent training in militants' field camps and became active participants of their armed formations. At detention of the IS' alleged supporters, firearms, ammunition and "a significant amount of explosives" were confiscated.

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March 25, 2019 11:01

  • Relatives report traces of beatings on Tuntuev's body

    Ayub Tuntuev, a former security of the Chechen leader, who was found dead in a colony, has been buried into the clan cemetery. Relatives found bruises on his body, while examination established the absence of kidneys and a lung in Tuntuev's body.

March 25, 2019 10:48

  • Pavel Grib demands due quality of medical examination

    The Ukrainian citizen Pavel Grib, convicted for incitement to a terror act in a Sochi school, demanded to undergo a medical examination in the presence of independent experts and the Ukrainian Ombudsperson, Leonid Petrashis, the head of the Public Oversight Commission (POC) of the Rostov Region, who has visited Grib at the SIZO (pre-trial prison), has announced.

March 25, 2019 10:09

March 25, 2019 09:56

  • Rights defenders count 87 political prisoners in Azerbaijan

    After the pardoning, Azerbaijani jails still keep 87 political prisoners, the study of the Union "For the Freedom of Political Prisoners of Azerbaijan" asserts. Rights defenders have called on the authorities to release political prisoners and stop the practice of criminal prosecution of citizens on politically motivated charges.

March 24, 2019 10:37

  • European diplomats criticize verdict to Pavel Grib

    Pavel Grib, convicted on charges of incitement to terror act, should be released, the external relations service of the European Union has stated. Jeremy Hunt, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has pointed to the political background of the persecution of the Ukrainian citizen.

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