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March 21, 2017 23:12

  • The participants of the rally in support of Leonid Tibilov. Tskhinvali, March 21, 2017. Photo by Arsen Kozaev for "Caucasian Knot" Officials state compulsion to attend rally in support of Tibilov

    Today, at a rally in Tskhinvali, Alla Djioeva, whose victory at the presidential election in South Ossetia in 2011 was declared invalid, has expressed her support for Leonid Tibilov. Employees of the republic’s agencies and ministries said that they were obliged to come to the rally.

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  • Khasan Zakaev. Photo: RFE/RL Victims’ defence criticize judgement on Zakaev’s case

    The rights of the victims of the terror act in Dubrovka were not observed during the sentencing of Khasan Zakaev, said the advocates, adding that Zakaev would not be able to pay compensation to the victims in the total amount of 37.5 million roubles.

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  • An alleged place where the militants, killed in January in the Kurchaloi District and in the city of Shali, have been buried. The cemetary is located outside Grozny, near Staropromyslovsky District, towards the Pobedinskoye and Dolinskoye villages. Photo by Nikolai Petrov for "Caucasian Knot" Militants killed in January in Chechnya buried in nameless graves

    The bodies of the militants, killed on January 11 in the Kurchaloi District of Chechnya and on January 30 in the city of Shali, have been buried into unmarked graves in the cemetery near Grozny, local residents report. Power agents followed the law on burial of terrorists.

March 21, 2017 04:05

  • The entrance to the North-Caucasian District Military Court. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for "Caucasian Knot" Court rejects Usmanov’s request to check torture allegations

    The advocates of Abdurakhman Usmanov, accused of links with the “Islamic State” (IS), have submitted five motions asking to check his reports of torture, applied to him during the preliminary investigation. Four motions were rejected. The court agreed only to interrogate the Usmanov’s cellmate, who could see traces of torture on his body.

March 21, 2017 02:25

  • A Circassian-language primer. Photo http://fond-adygi.ru/page/chtoby-deti-izuchali-rodnoj-jazyk Stavropol: 21 people enrolled to study Circassian language

    Among the visitors of the courses in Stavropol there are 15 children, for whom, according to organizers, studying the Circassian language is free of charge. The announcement of the opening of the courses arrived at the SMS-service of the "Caucasian Knot" on March 15.

March 21, 2017 00:10

  • The state flags of the Russian Federation and South Ossetia. Photo © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoev
http://sputnik-ossetia.ru/spravka/20170321/3872610.html UNM calls to condemn Russia's actions in South Ossetia and Abkhazia

    The "United National Movement" (UNM) Party has initiated the drafting an appeal to the international community, in which, according to the party, it is necessary to declare "the Russia’s annexation in Georgia." The party's initiative is ill-conceived and populist, Georgian political analysts believe.

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  • The 16-meter-high stele was planned to be installed as a monument to deceased journalists. Photo http://www.dagjur.ru/news/pamjati_pogibshikh_zhurnalistov/2017-01-31-209 Makhachkala: place for monument to deceased journalists given for car park

    Local officials have provided the Multifunctional Centre (MFC) with a parking area, which had been intended for a monument to deceased journalists, said Ali Kamalov, the Chairman of the Union of Journalists of Dagestan. The MFC asserts that territory for parking was transferred to them with the consent of the Ministry of the Press of the region.

March 20, 2017 17:35

  • Kirill Bobro at the court session in Stavropol. March 20, 2017. Photo: Vitaly Zubenko, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1261383493917536&set=p.1261383493917536&type=3&theater Kirill Bobro arrested in Stavropol for two months

    The judgement to arrest Kirill Bobro, the head of the Stavropol “Youth Yabloko” branch, for illegal drug dealing was passed today by the court in Stavropol; the activist himself asked the court to place him under house arrest.

March 20, 2017 16:48

  • The Georgian Parliament. Photo: Facebook.com/Margvelashvili "Georgian Dream" Party announces overcoming President's veto

    The parliamentary majority is preparing to overcome the presidential veto on the package of secret surveillance laws, and there is no time for detailed study of the recommendations of the Georgian President. This was announced by members of the "Georgian Dream" Party.

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March 20, 2017 14:42

  • The participants of the rally in connection with the death of Arthur Sargsyan. Yerevan, March 20, 2017. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for "Caucasian Knot" In Yerevan, activists demand resignation of General Prosecutor

    About 10 people continue their protest action in the capital of Armenia. Apart from their demand of resignation of the Minister of Justice in connection with the death of Arthur Sargsyan, the protestors have also voice an appeal to the authorities to dismiss the Armenian General Prosecutor.

March 20, 2017 14:18

  • Residents of Dagestan treat situation in CTO area as calm

    In Khasavyurt and the Khasavyurt, Kazbek and Kizilyurt Districts of Dagestan, the search activities are being carried out by law enforcers mainly in the forest areas and do not affect everyday life of population. This was reported by local residents interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

March 20, 2017 09:30

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events on March 13-19

    Death of Arthur Sargsyan, who held a 25-day hunger strike in Armenia; end of registration of presidential candidates by CEC of South Ossetia and protests of Kokoity’s supporters; decision of ECtHR on beating up journalists and rights defender in Ingushetia, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus on March 13-19, 2017, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

March 20, 2017 08:50

  • Eduard Kokoity (in the center) near the court calls on his supporters to keep calm. Photo by Arsen Kozaev for "Caucasian Knot" South-Ossetian SC not to reconsider decision on Eduard Kokoity's claim

    The decision of the Supreme Court (SC) of South Ossetia on the claim filed by Eduard Kokoity, the former president of the republic, is not subject to reconsideration. This was announced by Ilona Khugaeva, the chair of the Court, and Alan Tekhov, the head of the presidential administration.

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March 18, 2017 23:01

  • A spontaneous memorial dedicated to Arthur Sargsyan, arranged near the gates of the Armenian Embassy in Moscow, enjoys popularity among the local residents. March 18, 2017. Photo by Grigory Shvedov for "Caucasian Knot" Yerevan marchers promise to continue protest actions

    Activists have failed to get a response from the authorities to their written demand to bury Arthur Sargsyan into the military pantheon "Yerablur". The marchers have stated that they will continue their sit-in demonstration.

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  • State prosecution asks 8 years in prison for Kushtov

    The Supreme Court (SC) of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) has held a debate on the case of Magomed Kushtov, a resident of Ingushetia, accused of abducting Laura Lichtman, an Israeli citizen. The prosecution believes that Kushtov's guilt has been proved, and believes that he should be sentenced to eight years in prison.

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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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