Rostov region

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 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 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 15, 2017 06:55

April 15, 2017 01:43

April 12, 2017 02:19

  • Defence of Abdusalam Ramazanov urges court to acquit him

    During the debate at the trial, Abdusalam Ramazanov, a native of the Tsuntin District of Dagestan, accused of trying to join militants in Syria, has pleaded not guilty. His defence has pointed to the absence of any evidence in the case, other than testimony of a witness, and requested the court to acquit the defendant. This was reported by an advocate of the defendant.

April 12, 2017 01:22

  • Rostov extremists involved in attack on "Caucasian Knot" correspondent

    Ruslan Pavlyuk, a member of the Rostov branch of the extremist organization "Misanthropic Division" banned in the Russian Federation, charged and detained under Article 282, is also involved in the case of Vladislav Ryazantsev, a "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, who was attacked in Rostov-on-Don. This was reported by an official from the regional law enforcement bodies.

April 11, 2017 02:21

April 10, 2017 09:00

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of April 3-9

    Voting at the presidential election in South Ossetia; terror act in Saint Petersburg, associated by experts with the Caucasian underground; two attacks on law enforcers in Astrakhan, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of April 3-9, 2017, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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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.


Firearm incidents and victims in Northern Caucasus

Infographics. Statistics of victims

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