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May 27, 2017 22:15

  • Kantemir Balagov. Photo from personal account in Vkontakte social network, vk.com/kant_balag Kantemir Balagov's film awarded at Cannes Film Festival

    The documentary film "Tightness", which tells about the Jewish family from Nalchik, won the prize of the International Federation of Film Press. The film was presented in the second by importance contest programme "A Special Look" of the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Gezyal Bairamly arrested for three months

    The Sabail District Court of Baku has pronounced the pre-trial restriction measure in the form of an arrest for three months against Gezyal Bairamly, the deputy chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) accused of smuggling. Gezyal Bairamly has rejected the accusation and claimed being prosecuted because of her opposition political activities.

May 27, 2017 07:15

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  • Trucks standing in the protest camp of truck drivers from Southern regions of Russia. Screenshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUQooaQ7sbI Truck drivers from regions of Southern Russia cordoned off in Khimki camp

    In Khimki in the Moscow Region, employees of the "Mosgaz" service dug a ditch around a camp of truck drivers on protest against the "Platon" system. Truck drivers from Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, and the Rostov Region were among participants of the protest action, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

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  • Arthur Panov complains to ECtHR about violation of his rights

    Arthur Panov, a citizen of Ukraine, accused of plotting a terror act in Rostov-on-Don, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with a complaint about violation of several articles of the Convention on Human Rights. The defendant also intends to seek the cancellation of his pre-trial restriction measure. Arthur Panov informed of the above the "Caucasian Knot" in his letter sent through his advocate.

May 26, 2017 12:01

  • Gezyal Bairamly. Photo: http://ru.oxu.az/criminal/194378 PFPA's deputy chair Gezyal Bairamly detained

    In Azerbaijan, Gezyal Bairamly, the deputy chair of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), has been detained on suspicion of smuggling. This was reported by advocate Elchin Sadygov. Colleagues of Gezyal Bairamly have already claimed a possibility of a provocation against her.

May 26, 2017 10:10

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  • Tatiana Lokshina. Photo: RFE/RL Tatiana Lokshina: Chechnya arranges raids against gays with tacit consent of Kremlin

    Since early 2017, the problem of the persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya has become urgent, and the authorities of the republic take brutal punitive measures against suspected LGBT community members with the tacit approval of the Kremlin. This was stated by Tatiana Lokshina, the programme director of human rights organization "Human Rights Watch" (HRW) in Russia, when she commented on the HRW's report released today.

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  • Teacher detained in Georgia asks court not to extradite him to Turkey

    The Tbilisi City Court has pronounced an extradition arrest for Turkish citizen Mustafa Emre Çabuk, accused at home of aiding and abetting terrorists. An advocate of the Turkish citizen intends to appeal against the Court's decision of arrest and draw the attention of international human rights organizations to his client's case.

May 25, 2017 19:43

  • Svetlana Anokhina. Photo by Magomed Tuayev for the 'Caucasian Knot'. Svetlana Anokhina awarded 2016 Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev journalism award

    The "Caucasian Knot" has named the winners of the annual award for journalistic materials about the Caucasus, organized in memory of Dagestani journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev. Journalist Svetlana Anokhina has been recognized the winner of the Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev Prize for 2016 for her article "Circumcised women subject their daughters to circumcision".

May 25, 2017 16:33

  • NATO PA to adopt resolution in Georgia's support

    The NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) will be held on May 26-29. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze are expected to deliver speeches at the NATO PA plenary session.

May 25, 2017 12:28

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  • Volodya Avetisyan. Still picture from video: http://rus.azatutyun.am/content/article/25432642.html Volodya Avetisyan released from prison in Armenia

    Today, Volodya Avetisyan, a veteran of the Karabakh war, a participant of protest actions in Yerevan, sentenced in the fraud case, has been released. He has already voiced his intention to continue his struggle for justice.

May 25, 2017 10:24

  • Vehicle of of the National Guard of Russia. Photo: https://newsae.ru/img/blog/big/220/220850.jpg In Chechnya, law enforcers identify organizer of March attack on National Guard of Russia

    An attack on the unit of the National Guard of Russia in the regional centre of Naurskaya in the north of Chechnya was organized by local resident Ali Bakaev. He was put on the international wanted list. This was reported by the law enforcement agencies of the ChechenRepublic. The investigation into the attack on the National Guard of Russia in Chechnya was led by Colonel Igor Sobol, the "Kommersant" reports today.

May 25, 2017 08:45

  • Said Amirov in the courtroom. Photo by Oleg Pchelov for the 'Caucasian Knot'. Appeal on pardon for Said Amirov filed to presidential administration

    Andrei Babushkin, a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, has reported on filing an appeal to Sergey Kiriyenko, the first deputy chief of the presidential administration, with a request to consider pardoning of Said Amirov, the former Mayor of Makhachkala, who was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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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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