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June 16, 2019 09:42

  • Georgia: opponents of gay parade announce protests against LGBT people

    A large-scale action against LGBT people will be held next week in Georgia, Levan Vasadze, a businessman, has announced, noting that protesters are ready to confront policemen. In his turn, Giorgi Burdjanadze, Deputy Ombudsperson, has called on opponents to the gay parade not to abuse the freedom of self-expression.

June 16, 2019 09:35

  • The police condemns three residents of Chechnya for drinking alcohol. Screenshot of the video by the "Grozny" ChGTRK https://youtu.be/DmrIc4uA8tk Three residents of Chechnya publicly apologize for drinking alcohol during Uraza-Bayram

    The "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Company) has screened a story about three residents of the republic, who apologized for buying alcohol during the Muslim holiday. Social network users argued about whether a policeman could reprimand them for violating religious norms. Because of the actual "dry law" in force in Chechnya, young people had to go to Dagestan, but, nevertheless, could not escape public condemnation, local residents report.

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  • A soldier of the Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot" NKR accuses Azerbaijan of 140 attacks within the week

    During the week of June 9-15, Azerbaijani soldiers shelled the positions of the Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) from small arms and grenade launchers, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the NKR has informed.

June 15, 2019 20:02

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  • Courts abolish friendship declarations of French and NKR's communities

    In France, courts have cancelled four friendship declarations signed by French and Karabakh cities. The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) has welcomed the statements of the Mayors of the French cities of Valence, Bourg-les-Valence, Bourg-de-Péage and Arnaville about the intention to maintain friendly relations with their twin cities.

June 15, 2019 11:22

June 15, 2019 08:37

  • Screenshot of the video of the detention of a gay parade opponent in Tbilisi. June 14, 2019, http://www.rustavi2.ge/en/news/135982 Eight gay parade opponents detained in Tbilisi

    LGBT activists have gathered outside the government building in Tbilisi, protesting against the statement of the Patriarchate about the unacceptability of the gay parade. Eight of the participants in the counteraction were detained for disobeying the police.

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June 14, 2019 21:47

  • A participant of the LGBT action in Tbilisi. May 2017. Photo: REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Patriarchate and "Georgian March" speak against LGBT action in Tbilisi

    The Georgian Patriarchate and the leader of the "Georgian March" movement have called on the authorities not to admit the LGBT march in Tbilisi, which, in their opinion, will cause a "broad popular unrest." However, the organizers of the "Tbilisi Pride" March have assured that the action will take place.

June 14, 2019 21:39

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  • Abdulmumin Gadjiev. Screenshot of the video by Abdulmumin Gadjiev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi3sehVgyls Petition in defence of Azerbaijani journalist Gadjiev published

    During the first hour after posting, the petition demanding to release Abdulmumin Gadjiev, an employee of the edition "Chernovik" (Draft), gained more than 100 signatures. According to some information, apart from Gadjiev, two other persons were detained within the case of financing terrorism.

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  • Abdulmumin Gadjiev. Screenshot of the video by Studio ISTIQAMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wrp9akmBNI Journalist Abdulmumin Gadjiev detained in Dagestan

    Law enforcers have searched the home of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, an employee of the "Chernovik" daily, his friends have informed. The detained journalist is suspected of financing extremism, a source from law enforcement bodies of Dagestan has added.

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