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January 21, 2019 14:30

  • Oyub Titiev and his advocate at the court. Photo courtesy of the Human Rights Centre "Memorial" Oyub Titiev's defence persuades court to question fingerprint expert

    The fingerprint examinations of the package with the narcotic drug, which, according to law enforcers, was seized from Oyub Titiev, were held with violations, the defence of the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" has stated. The court did not question the expert who came to the session, but agreed to summon another expert for questioning.

January 21, 2019 11:35

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January 20, 2019 11:29

  • Sasha Project comes to Dagestan amid new threats

    The singer, who had long doubted about coming to Dagestan, has reported that she is in the republic under reliable security. At the same time, new threats addressed to her and concert organizers have appeared in social networks.

January 20, 2019 11:23

January 20, 2019 11:10

  • Rally participants hold flags of Azerbaijan and EU, Baku, January 19, 2019. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Rally in Baku demands to release of Guseinov

    About 3000 people took part in the action organized by the opposition in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The demands to release the blogger Mekhman Guseinov and other political prisoners were voiced out at the rally.

January 20, 2019 11:01

  • Grozny, Chechnya. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the Caucasian Knot "Gazprom" appeals against decision to write off Chechens' gas debts

    The authorities of Chechnya have decided to wait for the court judgement to write off the republic residents' debts for supplies of natural gas to enter into legal force, the republic's Prosecutor’s Office (PO) announced on January 18. These debts began accumulating when Grozny "lay in ruins," Mansur Soltaev, a member of the Public Chamber, has explained.

January 19, 2019 18:38

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  • Police cordoning off explosion site, Tbilisi, January 16, 2019. Photo: © Sputnik / STRINGERЧитать далее: https://sputnik-georgia.ru/reviews/20190117/243953425/Samye-krupnye-sluchai-vzryva-bytovogo-gaza-v-mire.html Explosion in Tbilisi reveals imperfection of construction supervision

    The nine-storey building, where four humans perished in gas explosion, was gasified and inhabited, but has not yet been commissioned, the Tbilisi Mayoralty has confessed. The relevant gaps in the legislation must be eliminated, the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) has stated.

January 19, 2019 18:06

January 19, 2019 11:59

  • Robert Kocharyan. Photo: © Sputnik / Asatur Yesayants https://ru.armeniasputnik.am/politics/20180904/14244201/kocharyan-ne-smozhet-pokinut-armeniyu---sledstvie-ustanovilo-meru-presecheniya.html Advocates warn about consequences of Kocharyan's case for Armenia's image

    The court has refused to release Robert Kocharyan, the second Armenian President, and extended his arrest by two months. His defence has decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), stating that the prosecution of the second President of Armenia will affect the image of the country.

January 19, 2019 11:49

  • The Galanchozh lake. Photo: Max1771, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26540803 About 200 families wish moving to Galanchozh District

    For the week that has passed since the start of the collection of information about those wishing to move to the Galanchozh District that is bordering on Ingushetia, about 200 families have declared their intention to return to the lands of their ancestral, said a source from the Ministry of Economic Development.

January 19, 2019 11:43

January 19, 2019 11:35

  • Akhmed Barakhoev (centre) and Magomed Mutsolgov (right) after handing signature lists over to the Kremlin. Photo by Tatiana Gantimurova for the Caucasian Knot Ingush activists tell about obstacles to collecting signatures for Putin

    The collection of signatures to the demand of the resignation of the head of Ingushetia, cancellation of the border agreement with Chechnya and return of the Prigorodny District began during the two-week-long rally in Magas, the capital, where provocateurs tried to destroy lists with signatures, the initiators of the appeal to President Putin told the "Caucasian Knot".

January 19, 2019 08:33

January 19, 2019 08:26

  • War in Syria. Photo: REUTERS/Marko Djurica Woman from Dagestan suspected of links with Syrian militants

    A search has been launched for a woman from the city of Dagestanskie Ogni, who has left for Syria, and who, in the opinion of investigators, had organized a transfer of raised money to militants, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has announced.

January 18, 2019 22:25

January 18, 2019 22:13

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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