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April 25, 2017 11:02

April 21, 2017 16:50

  • HRW sharply condemns judgement on Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

    The Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international human rights organization, has found the decision of the Russia’s Supreme Court (SC) to ban the Administrative Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia and local religious organizations to be a severe blow to the freedom of conscience.

April 21, 2017 14:35

  • EU stands up for Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

    The European External Affairs Service (EU diplomatic service) has stated that Jehovah's Witnesses, like other religious organizations, "should be able to peacefully hold meetings, as it is guaranteed by the Russian Constitution, international obligations of Russia and international human rights standards." This was a reaction of the European External Affairs Service to a court's decision in Russia on the liquidation of the organization.

April 21, 2017 06:19

April 20, 2017 20:27

  • Jehovah's Witnesses treat SC’s verdict as biased

    The Supreme Court (SC) of Russia has made a mistake by approving the liquidation of the Administrative Centre and local organizations of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. This decision will be appealed against, the representative of the Centre and advocates have stated.

April 20, 2017 14:57

  • Truck drivers of North Ossetia stop their strike and create own transport company

    In North Ossetia, truck drivers on protest have stopped their action and decided to create their own transport company and trade union to conclude contracts for transportation. Konstantin Tavasiev, a participant of the protest action, announced this. Truck driver Felix Pliev has noted a split among the truck driver in the republic.

April 19, 2017 18:49

April 19, 2017 13:32

  • Jehovah's Witnesses refute accusations of financing extremism

    Today, at the trial on the liquidation of the Administrative Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses' in Russia as an extremist organization, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has presented documents on the Centre’s finances and stated that money was spent on extremism; however, was not able to justify its assertions.

April 18, 2017 21:01

  • “Beslan Mothers” reproach critics for pettiness and ignorance

    The main purpose of addressing the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was to uphold the right to a fair investigation, and not to receive compensations, as some users of social networks assert, said the “Beslan Mothers” Committee. Based on the decision of the ECtHR, Russian authorities should eliminate violations in the inquiry into the terror act, the "Legal Initiative" has stated.

April 17, 2017 11:25

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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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