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January 07, 2019 17:27

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of December 31, 2018-January 6, 2019

    New Year celebrations and related tragic events; resonant murder in Ingushetia; return of Russian children from Iraq to their families; protest actions in support of Azerbaijani blogger Mekhman Guseinov; start of the "garbage reform" in the regions of Southern Russia, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of December 31, 2018-January 6, 2019, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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  • A soldier of the army of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: Sputnik/ Ilya Pitalyov https://ru.armeniasputnik.am/karabah/20180407/11302226/azerbajdzhan-uvelichil-chastotu-narushenij-rezhima-prekrashcheniya-ognya-v-karabahe.html Azerbaijan claims shelling of five villages

    During the last 24 hours, the ceasefire regime in the conflict zone was violated for 28 times; the positions of the Azerbaijani militaries deployed in the villages of the Gazakh and Tovuz Districts came under fire, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated.

January 07, 2019 15:33

  • Parishioners at the St. Jacob Church in Stepanakert light candles on Christmas. January 6, 2018. Photo by  Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot" Christmas services held in NKR's 89 churches

    The feast of the Epiphany, which unites Christmas and Baptism, was celebrated by the parishioners of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The festive divine services were held in 89 temples of the Artsakh Diocese.

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  • Gagarin Omarov. Photo by the press service of the Kizilyurt District administration, http://www.mr-kizilyurt.ru/press/news/vyezdnoiy-den/ Son of Dagestani official accuses doctors of failure to help his father

    Gagarin Omarov, a deputy head of the Kizilyurt District administration and a former deputy of the Prosecutor of Khasavyurt, was taken to hospital, where he fell into a coma and died. His son, a resident of Khasavyurt, has complained in social networks about doctors' slowness and failure to render timely help to his father.

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January 06, 2019 10:54

  • Rescuers clear the debris after hurricane in Batumi, January 4, 2019. Screenshot from video reportage by First Channel, https://1tv.ge/ru/news/dva-cheloveka-postradali-v-batumi-v-rezultate-povrezhdenija-krovli-zhilogo-doma-video/ One of victims of Batumi hurricane dies

    A resident of Batumi hospitalized on January 4 after roof collapse because of a strong wind has died in hospital. Another victim was operated on; his life is out of danger.

January 06, 2019 10:43

January 05, 2019 17:31

  • Ambulance. Photo: http://minzdravrd.ru/news/item/1387 Boy wounded in Derbent dies

    The three-year-old child, who received a gunshot wound on the New Year's Eve, has died today in a Derbent hospital.

January 05, 2019 17:17

  • Mekhman Guseinov. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Three activists go on hunger strike in support of Mekhman Guseinov

    An activist of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), a member of the board of the "Musavat" Party and the head of the Centre for the Monitoring Political Prisoners have joined the hunger strike of the blogger Mekhman Guseinov, demanding to release him from custody.

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  • Mekhman Guseinov, Baku, August 6, 2018. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot US PEN International urges to stop new case against Mekhman Guseinov

    The US PEN International (PEN America) has linked the new criminal case against the blogger Mekhman Guseinov with the suppression of the dissent in Azerbaijan. Guseinov, who is on hunger strike at the Baku SIZO (pre-trial prison) in protest against the new indictment, needs an urgent surgery, Shakhla Gumbatova, his advocate, has stated today.

January 04, 2019 22:26

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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