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January 11, 2019 22:23

January 11, 2019 22:21

  • Natalia Eprikyan. Screenshot of the TV show "Why not talk?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZw6ScfD4oA Comedy Woman's producer criticizes Ingushes' reaction to joke

    Stars of the TNT TV Channel have recorded a video clip with apologies to Ingushes for a performance in the Comedy Woman programme; it was done at the insistence of their bosses. Feeling of insult at the joke is a manifestation of weakness, while the apology for the show fragment was a manifestation of strength, Natalia Eprikyan, the producer of the show, has stated.

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  • Grozny. Chechnya. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the "Caucasian Knot" In Chechnya, all detained buyers of alcoholic beverages released

    Buyers of alcoholic beverages, detained on the eve of the New Year, were released after paying fines and preventive conversations, reported residents of Chechnya. According to a lawyer, law enforcers exceed their powers while detaining people for purchase of alcoholic beverages.

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  • Khadija Ismayilova. Photo: Aziz Karimov (RFE/RL) ECtHR recognizes violation of Khadija Ismayilova's rights by Azerbaijani authorities

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has granted the complaint of the journalist Khadija Ismayilova against the authorities of Azerbaijan in the case of interference with her personal life. The ECtHR has also acknowledged the violation of her rights to the freedom of expression, and has ruled that compensation shall be paid out to her in the amount of 16,750 euros.

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  • Mekhman Guseinov. Photo: Turkhan Karimov (RFE/RL) Ruling party treats calls to release Mekhman Guseinov as anti-Azerbaijani campaign

    Harlem Désir, Representative on Freedom of the Media, has joined the calls for the release of blogger Mekhman Guseinov, who is on hunger strike in prison. Meanwhile, Siyavush Novruzov, the deputy executive secretary of the ruling "Yeni Azerbaijan" Party, has accused "anti-national groups and their foreign patrons" in an attempt to launch an anti-Azerbaijani campaign.

January 10, 2019 15:36

  • The Economist announces a sharp drop in Georgia's Democracy Index

    In 2018, Georgia dropped from the 78th to the 89th place in the Democracy Index calculated by The Economist. According to the British edition, the index drop is associated with the return to politics of billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili and the leave of Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

January 10, 2019 11:31

  • Logo of the Amnesty International. Photo https://amnesty.org.ru AI calls on to release Mekhman Guseinov

    Amnesty International (AI), a human rights organization, has expressed its concern about Mekhman Guseinov's health condition, who is on hunger strike in jail, and called on the Azerbaijani authorities to release him.

January 10, 2019 11:29

  • Azad Gasanov. Photo: http://www.contact.az/ext/news/2019/1/free/Social/ru/77927.htm Azerbaijan: arrested oppositionist Gasanov goes on hunger strike at SIZO

    The Baku court has dismissed the complaint of Azad Gasanov, an activist of the "Musavat" Party, about the refusal to transfer him to house arrest. Then, Gasanov went on a hunger strike, claiming solidarity with the blogger Mekhman Guseinov and violation of his rights at the SIZO (pre-trial prison).

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Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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