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  • At the site of explosion in the village of Agvali, Tsumadin District, Dagestan, April 24, 2017. Still picture, video Republic of Dagestan: Schoolboy killed by grenade explosion in Dagestan

    A teenager was killed and 11 more were wounded by a grenade explosion in the computer class in the village of Agvali, Tsumadin District, said a source from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Dagestan, adding that it is a school computer class.

April 24, 2017 15:16

  • Navalny supporter from Sochi complains about persecution to ECtHR

    Legal representatives of Vitaly Nebieridze, a Sochi activist, who has served his eight-day arrest on charges of organizing an anti-corruption rally, found a violation of his rights in authorities’ actions and filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

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  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of April 17-23

    Court judgement to ban Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia; sending the second battalion of military police from Chechnya to Syria; ongoing truckers’ protests in Southern Russia, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of April 17-23, 2017, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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  • Rauf Mirkadyrov. Screenshot of a video by RFE/RL ECtHR completes communication on Rauf Mirkadyrov's complaint

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has completed communication on the complaint filed by Azerbaijani journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov against his arrest, which preceded the sentencing. The journalist also intends to appeal against the actions of the government of Turkey, which deported him to Azerbaijan, despite the threat of his arrest.

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April 21, 2017 22:39

  • Anatoly Barsagov. Photo: 07.мвд.рф KBR’s POC headed by power agent

    On April 20, Anatoly Barsagov, an ex-deputy head of the criminal police, was elected the chairman of the Public Oversight Commission (POC) of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR). Rights defenders believe that the former policeman is unlikely to stand up for the defence of prisoners' rights.

April 21, 2017 21:23

  • The participants of the truckers' protest action against the “Platon” system deliver a letter to Andrei Bocharov, the Governor of the Volgograd Region. Volgograd, April 21, 2017. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for "Caucasian Knot" Volgograd truckers demand meeting with Bocharov

    Andrei Bocharov, the Governor of the Volgograd Region, should react to the situation with transport services in the region and convey the demand of local truckers to abolish the “Platon” system to the federal centre, the protesters said.

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  • The Sochi Cossack Sergey Fetisov. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for "Caucasian Knot" Sochi Cossack Fetisov convicted for five years

    The Adler District Court of Sochi has sentenced the Cossack Sergey Fetisov, accused of a fraud, to five years in a general-security colony. It took the judge only ten minutes to draw up the verdict, which means that it was agreed in advance, the defence believes.

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  • A Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dzerzhinsky District of Volgograd (Vitimskaya Street, house No. 20). Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for "Caucasian Knot" 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

  • The elders of the Jehovah's Witnesses' communities in Volgograd. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for "Caucasian Knot" 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.

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  • Magomed Mutsolgov. Photo: RFE/RL "Mashr" excluded from list of “foreign agents”

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of Russia has notified the Ingush human rights activist Magomed Mutsolgov about the exclusion of his “Mashr” human rights organization from the register of non-profit organizations (NPOs), performing the functions of a "foreign agent".

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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