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March 13, 2019 22:45

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  • Mosque in the Hungarian fighters street, Makhachkala. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the Caucasian Knot Prosecutor promises to check complaints on persecution of mosque-goers in Makhachkala

    Delegates of the Tangim mosque complained to the Prosecutor of Dagestan about regular raids held by law enforcers and detentions of believers. The Prosecutor promises to render his assistance, but if the pressure on the believers does not stop, the leaders and the public council of the Tangim mosque will seek a meeting with Vladimir Vasiliev, report participants of the meeting.

March 13, 2019 17:03

March 13, 2019 15:29

  • Leaders of the "United National Movement" and "European Georgia" parties who vouched for David Kirkitadze in the court. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot David Kirkitadze declared his distrust in court

    After the court refused to release him, David Kirkitadze, an activist of the opposition "United National Movement" (UNM) party, declared his distrust in the court and called into question the participation of his advocates in the trial.

March 13, 2019 15:18

  • The Pankisi Gorge. Photo: А.Mukhranov http://travelgeorgia.ru/22/5/1/389/ Native of Pankisi Gorge killed in Syria

    Amiran Borchashvili, a citizen of Georgia, a native of the Dumashturi village in the Pankisi Gorge, who fought on the side of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court, was killed in Syria, the State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia reports.

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  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Screenshot from video «Registration in Poland | Compare it with Russia» ABU-SADDAM SHISHANI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8DMZBYQatI Tumso forces Chechen public TV to publish archival video with Akhmat Kadyrov

    The Chechen TV and Radio Company published a video filmed in 1998, in which Akhmat Kadyrov criticized Aslan Maskhadov's opponents. Residents of Chechnya interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" noted that the video appeared against the background of discussions between blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov and Chechen officials.

March 13, 2019 02:20

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  • Law enforcers. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Council of Europe's CPT condemns Russia for human rights violations in Chechnya

    The phenomenon of torture and severe ill-treatment of persons detained by members of law enforcement agencies remain widespread in Chechnya and the neighbouring republics, but the Russian authorities persistently fail to improve the situation with human rights in Northern Caucasus in the light of the Council of Europe's recommendations, the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) states.

March 13, 2019 02:08

  • European Court of Human Rights. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler ECtHR awards compensation to families of 11 kidnapped residents of Chechnya

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ordered the Russian authorities to pay more than one million euros of compensation to relatives of 11 people detained by soldiers during the second Chechen military campaign. The ECtHR began to appoint more substantial compensation to relatives of disappeared persons, notes an advocate from the "Legal Initiative".

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  • High-security prison. Photo: Elena Sineok / Yuga.ru Akhmat Kadyrov's former bodyguard found dead in prison

    Ayub Tuntuev, a former security officer of the President of Chechnya, sentenced in cases on a terror act and on an attack on Pskov paratroopers, was found dead. The prisoner complained to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) about torture, rights defenders remind.

March 12, 2019 19:02

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  • Ammunition, Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Regular soldier killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Today, soldier Karen Karapetyan has died from a gunshot wound on the territory of a military unit. The investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Nagorno-Karabakh reports.

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