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  • Online demonstration in support of Abdulmumin Gadjiev. Screenshot of action’s Instagram page,демонстрациязасвободуабдулмумуна Gadjiev's colleagues file new 27 notifications on actions in his support

    Friends and colleagues of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, an arrested correspondent of the newspaper "Chernovik" (Draft), submitted 27 more notifications to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of Dagestan about holding public actions in his support. The activists are ready to hold a rally even at an offshore abandoned workshop of the "Dagdiesel" plant, states Arsen Magomedov, an initiator of the action.

August 15, 2019 11:34

  • Banner of opponents of the development of the Amulsar field. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot March against mining gold at Amulsar Mine held in Armenia

    An international expert group has concluded that environmental risks are minimal from operating the Amulsar gold deposit in Armenia. After that, more than 500 residents of the city of Jermuk held an action protesting against such a conclusion.

August 15, 2019 11:24

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  • Mother of the girl beaten up in Ingushetia demands to return her

    The biological mother of the girl from Ingushetia, who has suffered from beatings, hired an advocate aiming to return the child to her family. Guardianship authorities are seeking to deprive the girl's father and mother of their parental rights, the republic's Children Ombudsperson has stated.

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August 14, 2019 21:48

August 14, 2019 21:38

  • Imam Shamil. Photo: Dispute about Imam Shamil provokes new reproaches to Kadyrov

    After the publication of a fragment of Ruslan Kurbanov's interview with Ramzan Kadyrov, some social network users refused to accept Kadyrov's explanations of his words about residents of Dagestan. Authors of many comments rebuked Kadyrov for protracting the public discussion about Imam Shamil.

August 14, 2019 18:04

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  • Action in support of the Dagestani journalist Abdulmumin Gadjiev, July 2019. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the Caucasian Knot Dagestani MoJ: actions of Gadjiev's supporters banned because of terror act threat

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of Dagestan refused to sanction 23 rallies and one demonstration which organizers of the rallies wanted to hold in support of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, an arrested correspondent of the newspaper "Chernovik"(Draft). Among the reasons for the refusal, the Dagestani MoJ mentioned the possibility of a terror act. The initiators of the actions will go to court to challenge the answers received from the Dagestani MoJ, reported advocate Arsen Magomedov.

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  • Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Threats addressed to Dagestanis cause new criticism of Kadyrov

    The threats to his opponents declared by Ramzan Kadyrov in the dispute about Imam Shamil have triggered a new wave of Chechens vs. Dagestanis confrontation, while the character of his statements is unacceptable for an official at the level of a head of the region, network users and residents of Chechnya assert.

August 14, 2019 11:22

  • Nika Gvaramiya. Photo: REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Gvaramiya's defence appeals against bail

    An advocate has appealed against the ruling of the Tbilisi City Court, which had set up a bail as a freedom restriction measure for Nika Gvaramiya, a former director general of the "Rustavi-2" TV Company.

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  • Young man praying. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Orientalists explain change of starting date of Eid al-Adha in Dagestan

    The young moon, with which appearance in the sky the celebration of Kurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) begins, is visible in Dagestan later than in Mecca; therefore, the transfer of the date of the holiday in this republic is justified, said Akhmet Yarlykapov. In his turn, Mikhail Roschin believes that the postponement of the Eid al-Adha indicates ambitions of Dagestani Muftis.

August 13, 2019 22:37

August 13, 2019 22:19

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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