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  • The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Photo © Yelena Sineok, Investigators reject complaint about torture of Dagestani residents

    An investigator has seen no grounds for initiating a criminal case on the torture complaint during the detention of Islam Barzukaev and Gasan Kurbanov in Derbent. Their advocate filed an appeal against the investigator's decision, while the aunt and mother of the detainees told about the deterioration of their health.

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  • Azad Gasanov. Photo: Court releases Azerbaijani oppositionist Azad Gasanov

    On August 5, a court in Baku commuted the sentence to Azad Gasanov, a member of the "Musavat" Party, by replacing the remaining two months of his custody by conditional punishment. However, the activist intends to seek for an acquittal.

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  • The mosque being built in Shali and named after Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo by Ibragim Estamirov Chechnya "improves" Muslim tradition of naming mosques

    The large mosque being built in Shali and named after Ramzan Kadyrov was awarded the title "Muslims' Pride". It was invented by the retinue of the head of Chechnya in order to please Kadyrov, the residents of the republic interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

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  • Fans of the Football Club (FC) "Akhmat" (Grozny) at the match in Grozny. Photo: REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev Residents of Chechnya describe control mechanism over attendance of FC "Akhmat" matches

    Securities of the "Akhmat" Arena stadium allowed those, who had been forced to come to the football match of the Football Club (FC) "Akhmat" (Grozny) versus the "Orenburg" on August 5, to leave before the start of the match, employees of budget-funded organizations told after the match. Any complaints to authorities threaten residents of Chechnya with problems, Rizvan Ibragimov, a writer, and Ruslan Kutaev, the head of the Assembly of Caucasian Nations, told the "Caucasian Knot".

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