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  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of August 12-18, 2019

    Karabakh soldier's passage to Azerbaijan; searches of Moscow and Ingush offices of "Legal Initiative"; decision of Russia's SC on return to Grozny of case of Dagestanis killed in Chechnya; central Sochi flooded after downpour; sale of Georgian "Rustavi-2" TV Company, – read about these events in the Caucasus that occurred during the week of August 12-18, 2019, in the review prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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  • Azerbaijani oppositionist reports detention by police

    On August 17, Reshad Dadashev, an activist of the Hajiqabul branch of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was detained by the local police. He was released two hours later, after warning about the inadmissibility of holding a pre-planned meeting of local activists of the party.

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  • Azerbaijani tanks. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, https://mod.gov.az Military experts warn about danger of Karabakh conflict escalation

    The advance of Azerbaijani border guards into the territory of the Gazakh District indicates the President Ilham Aliev's intent to resume negotiations with Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh; however, a change in control over border sections can lead to a conflict escalation, the political analysts and military observers interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" assert.

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  • Polad Aslanov. Screenshot from video posted at Amerikanın Səsi Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8biHhxt2M Wife of journalist Aslanov states restriction of his right to visits

    At the SIZO (pre-trial prison), Azerbaijani journalist Polad Aslanov, accused of treason, is restricted in his rights to meet his relatives and to make phone calls, his wife has stated. According to her story, the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) has begun checking the complaint about the violation of her husband's rights in custody and a biased investigation.

August 17, 2019 08:33

  • Ramzan Kadyrov and Magomed Daudov. Photo: press service of FC 'Terek', http://old.fc-terek.ru/index.php?option=com_datsogallery&Itemid=88888927&func=detail&catid=125&id=2519 People from Kadyrov's retinue become his representatives in sectors of Chechnya

    Ramzan Kadyrov has split Chechnya into sectors and appointed law enforcers and officials from his close encirclement to control the work of municipalities. Kadyrov has strengthened the manual ruling regime by copying the Russian administrative system at the republic's level, the political analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted.

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  • Participants of protest action in Magas. Photo by Umar Yovloi for the Caucasian Knot Law enforcers associate "Legal Initiative" with protests in Magas

    The rallies in Magas and recent protests in Moscow are backed up by same people, who organize mass riots, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has stated. The searches conducted in the Moscow and Ingush offices of the "Legal Initiative" were associated with this version, rights defenders assert.

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