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  • Congress of Jehovah's Witnesses (organization has been found to be extremist; its activities in Russia are banned by the court). Photo by Yulia Kasheta for the Caucasian Knot. Rights defenders see ROC's influence in judicial ban of Jehovah's Witnesses*

    The ban of religious organizations of Jehovah's Witnesses by the Supreme Court (SC) of the Russian Federation has to do with the increased influence of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), headed by Patriarch Kirill, on the policy of Russian authorities, Lyudmila Alekseeva, the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), is convinced.

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  • Magomed Aushev's relatives report deterioration of his health condition

    Magomed Aushev, subjected to torture after his detention by law enforcers, suffers from persistent headaches, his vision has deteriorated sharply, and his family is short of money for his medical treatment in a specialized rehabilitation centre. This was told to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by relatives of Magomed Aushev.

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  • Experts treat Apple's Muslim emojis as social order

    The information on the fact that the Apple Company, the manufacturer of the popular iPhone smartphone, has introduced a new set of emoji pictures used in electronic messages and web pages, namely, by girls in hijabs, arrived at the "Caucasian Knot" SMS-service on July 18.

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  • Protest action in Nardaran village, November 26, 2016. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot. Court upholds verdict in "Nardaran case"

    The Baku Court of Appeal (BCA) has upheld the verdict in the case of the riots in the village of Nardaran, which involves Talekh Bagirzade, the leader of the movement "Muslim Unity", and 17 other people. The court has pronounced the decision in the absence of the advocate who treated that as a violation of the defendants' rights to defence.

July 21, 2017 12:25

  • Alexei Volkov. Photo by Tatiana Filimonova for the Caucasian Knot. Coordinator of Alexei Navalny's office suspected of collage for "Motherland Calls!"

    In the case on a photo of the monument "Motherland Calls!" poured with green paint, investigators have changed the status of Alexei Volkov, the coordinator of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny's office in Volgograd, from a witness to a suspect. Alexei Volkov is suspected of rehabilitating Nazism, and he had to sign recognizance not to leave the city.

July 21, 2017 09:22

  • Dismantling of old clothing market in Firdusi Street, Yerevan, July 20, 2017. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot. In Yerevan, market in Firdusi Street dismantled

    On July 20, the Yerevan authorities almost completely dismantled one of the old clothing markets located in Firdusi Street in the centre of Yerevan. This time, sellers did not resist officials of the Mayor's Office, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

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  • Alexander Lapshin in the courtroom. Photo: RFE/RL Advocate does not rule out Lapshin's extradition to Russia or Ukraine

    The decision to appeal against the verdict handed down in Baku to blogger Alexander Lapshin will depend on his personal will, said Eduard Chernin, his advocate. In his opinion, an appeal should be submitted for Lapshin's complete acquittal, and in case it is rejected, one may expect his extradition to Russia or Ukraine.

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  • Nine advocates boycott court hearing in "Sasna Tsrer" case

    On July 19, the court hearing on the first case against the "Sasna Tsrer" (Daredevils of Sassoun) began with a delay. Court officials did not allow advocates Musheg Shushanyan and Araik Papikyan to enter the court building, since they refused to provide their briefcases for inspection, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

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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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