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May 08, 2019 20:53

  • Court refuses to release person involved in Politkovskaya's murder

    Today, a court in Ryazan has refused to satisfy a petition for the conditional early relief (CER) of Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, a former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), convicted of involvement in the murder of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the court has reported. The defence will appeal against this judgement.

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May 08, 2019 14:29

  • Border area of Georgia and South Ossetia. Photo: Jelger Groeneveld - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:South_Ossetia?uselang=ru#/media/File:Georgian_farmer_at_Khurvaleti_victim_of_borderization_by_Russian_and_South_Ossetian_troops.jpg Georgian villager released in South Ossetia

    In South Ossetia, law enforcers handed over Amiran Meladze, a resident of the village of Kveshi, detained on suspicion of violating the border, to the Georgian authorities, the Georgian State Security Service reported on May 7. In May, the border regime will be strengthened, the KGB of South Ossetia announces.

May 08, 2019 14:17

  • Sisters Makha and Wafa Al-Subaye from Saudi Arabia. Screenshot from Twitter video at https://twitter.com/GeorgiaSisters2 Sisters from Saudi Arabia leave Georgia

    Sisters Makha and Wafa Al-Subaye from Saudi Arabia, who were hiding from the persecution of their relatives, left Georgia after they had been granted asylum in a third country.

May 08, 2019 11:32

  • In Baku, law enforcers detain protesters

    On May 7, Azerbaijani policemen stopped a protest action organized by relatives of those arrested within the "Ganja case" and detained several protesters and journalists.

May 08, 2019 11:17

  • Malkhaz Machalikashvili, father of Temirlan Machalikashvili. Screenshot from video posted by JAMnews at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=OhSAIdC4-j8 Malkhaz Machalikashvili suspected of preparing terror act

    The State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia has reported that Malkhaz Machalikashvili, the father of Temirlan Machalikashvili, killed during a special operation in Pankisi, had the intention to commit a terror act. Machalikashvili himself has treated the SSS' statement as absurd.

May 08, 2019 11:06

  • Azerbaijani part of the "David Garedja" monastery complex. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, http://mct.gov.az Azerbaijan excludes concession of monastery to Georgia

    The Azerbaijani part of the "David Garedja" cave complex is connected with the history of Christianity in Azerbaijan and cannot be transferred to Georgia, the Baku experts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have stated. There are forces in Georgia seeking to aggravate the border conflict, but the authorities of both countries are not interested in it, they assert.

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May 08, 2019 00:47

  • Handcuffs. Photo: © Elena Sineok, Yuga.ru CaT employees detained in Ingushetia

    Law enforcers have detained Magomed Alamov and Evgeny Chilikov, employees of the "Committee against Torture" (CaT), and a cameraman, Leonid Utkin, who were filming in Nazran, the Human Rights Council under the Russian President has reported today.

May 07, 2019 23:02

  • About 300 people gathered for a rally in Novokuli village in Dagestan. Photo by Ilyas Kapiev for the Caucasian Knot Protesters in Dagestan demand to solve land problem

    Near the village of Novokuli in Dagestan, at a rally, protesters stated that migrants' families cannot receive land plots and demanded from the authorities to take their interests into account when transferring land into ownership.

May 07, 2019 22:47

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  • People are being evacuated from 'Voroshilovsky' shopping centre. Screenshot from video posted by 'Bloknot-Volgograd', https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxAq76bG34 Volgograd: visitors to six buildings and marketplace evacuated after bomb reports

    Today, employees and visitors of a number of shopping and business centres, as well as the marketplace in Volgograd, were evacuated after receiving false reports that the facilities had been mined. The person who wrote about bombs explained his motives by Russia's participation in the Syrian conflict, the director general of the "Voroshilovsky" Shopping Centre said.

May 07, 2019 22:09

  • Opposition at rally in Baku. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Azerbaijani oppositionist arrested for 15 days

    Alizamin Salaev, an activist of the oppositional Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), has been sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest on charges of disobedience to the police. The party treats his arrest as politically motivated.

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May 07, 2019 11:17

  • Residents of Grozny at food market. Screeshot from video reportage by 'Grozny' TV Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W39ZdVcGX0I In Chechnya, Ramadan starts amid increase of food prices

    On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, prices for certain foodstuffs went up in Grozny, local residents report. The republic's authorities are unable to restrain food price growth, Ruslan Kutaev, the head of the Assembly of Caucasian Nations, believes.

May 07, 2019 11:05

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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