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December 12, 2017 12:42

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December 12, 2017 10:48

  • Military vehicles in the streets of Grozny. Photo by Akhmed Aldebirov for the "Caucasian Knot" Chechen law enforcers refuse to stop searching for singer Aza Bataeva

    Pop singer Aza Bataeva was left in the wanted list on suspicion of involvement in Syrian armed formations, since information about her death reported by the singer's relatives had not been confirmed. This was reported by a source of the "Caucasian Knot" from the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

December 11, 2017 21:23

  • A fragment of the Comedy Club show about an escort girl from Ingushetia. Photo: screenshot of the video on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHsp1PEOAuU Comedy Club show apologizes for their jokes about Ingush escort girl

    The Comedy Club Production Company and Ekaterina Skulkina, an actress, have apologized for the show fragment, where one of the actresses played the role of an escort girl from Ingushetia. After the show was broadcast in social networks, users began threatening Comedy Woman actresses.

December 11, 2017 18:25

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  • A poster of the participants of the action organized by the "United National Movement" Party. December 11, 2017. Photo by Inna Kukudjanova for the "Caucasian Knot" Tbilisi protesters demand to release Saakashvili

    The participants in the action organized by the "United National Movement" (UNM) Party outside the Ukrainian Embassy in Tbilisi, demanded from Kiev to "act fairly" and release the detained former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

December 11, 2017 12:10

  • A girl wearing a headscarf. Photo by ther user Daniele Febei https://www.flickr.com In Moscow, student beaten for his post about Caucasian girls

    Students of a capital higher educational institution demanded from a young man to publicly apologize for his offensive, in their opinion, comments about Caucasian girls posted on social networks. On December 10, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) and the Union of Chechen Youth reacted to the published video record of the incident.

December 11, 2017 12:00

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  • Alexander Cherkasov. Photo by Magomed Tuaev for the "Caucasian Knot" Rights defenders call on to find kidnappers of Dagestani Imam's son

    The Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" has appealed to the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Dagestan with requests to verify information about an attempt to kidnap a son of Nimatulla Radjabov, the Imam of the Makhachkala Salafi mosque.

December 11, 2017 08:30

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December 10, 2017 18:02

  • Ogtai Gyulyaliev. Photo: Turkhan Kerimov, RFE/RL Activists name main Azerbaijani human rights problems

    Azerbaijan has failed so far to show any progress in ensuring democratic freedoms, activists said on the International Human Rights Day. They pointed to a large number of political prisoners and absence of reforms in the judicial system.

December 10, 2017 04:21

  • A deportation camp in Turkey. Photo: screenshot of the video of the Channel One Turkey starts new wave of detentions of Northern-Caucasian natives

    Detentions of natives from the republics of Northern Caucasus were held in Istanbul and a number of other cities of Turkey. It is known at least about 22 detainees, but they are under no threat of extradition to Russia, Ali Viskhadjiev, the head of the organization "Kavkazder", has stated.

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December 09, 2017 18:13

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  • Law enforcers. Photo: https://rusevik.ru/news/241275 Law enforcers report names of suspects killed in Stavropol CTO

    In Stavropol, two suspects tried to escape and were killed by law enforcers, and another man was killed in a bomb explosion, reported a source from the law enforcement bodies. The killed suspects were identified as natives of Chechnya, Dagestan and the Stavropol Territory.

December 09, 2017 15:15

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  • Mikhail Saakashvili. Photo: Sputnik/Michael Palinchak https://sputnik-georgia.ru/news/20171123/238285839/saakashvili-i-mosijchuk-chut-ne-podralis-v-teleefire-video.html Mikhail Saakashvili goes on hunger strike in Kiev

    Mikhail Saakashvili, the former President of Georgia and the leader of the Ukrainian "Movement of New Forces" Party, went on hunger strike in the SIZO (pre-trial prison). This was reported by his advocate Ruslan Chernolutsky. The opposition politician called on his supporters to continue the action for impeachment to the President of Ukraine.

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  • Counterterrorist operation. Photo: press service of National Antiterrorist Committee, http://nac.gov.ru/antiterroristicheskie-ucheniya/na-territorii-regiona-proshli-taktiko-specialnye.html Three armed militants killed in Stavropol

    Last night, on December 9, in central Stavropol, the counterterrorist operation (CTO) regime was introduced. The spokesman of FSB's Territorial Department has stated that it was done to prevent a terror act.

December 09, 2017 05:33

  • Activist Gevorg Safaryan (right) and his advocate Tigran Airapetyan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot. Court leaves Gevorg Safaryan under arrest

    Activist Gevorg Safaryan, a supporter of the "Constituent Parliament", accused in the case against Zhirair Sefilyan, the leader of the opposition movement "100th Anniversary without Regime", will remain under arrest by the court decision. Gevorg Safaryan accused the authorities of the prosecution for political reasons.

December 09, 2017 00:59

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  • Adjaria. Photo by Beslan Kmuzon for the Caucasian Knot. Schools and kindergartens closed in mountains of Adjaria

    Today, a heavy snowfall has interrupted classes in 43 schools of the Khulo District, 28 schools of the Shuakhevi District and in one school of the Keda District. This was reported by Khulo Mayor Gocha Meladze. According to the district administration, 20 kindergartens have also been closed.

December 08, 2017 15:09

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  • Alexander Chekhov. Photo: © Press service of Tuapse Administration Tuapse Mayor Alexander Chekhov detained

    Law enforcers detained Alexander Chekhov, the head of the Tuapse administration, on suspicion of taking bribes. This has been reported today by sources from the law enforcement bodies.

December 08, 2017 10:52

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  • Anzor Magomadov. Photo is provided by Anzor Magomadov's relatives. Former cadet of MIA Academy placed in dungeon

    On December 7, members of the Public Oversight Commission visited at the SIZO Anzor Magomadov, accused of preparing a terror act and trying to join militants in Syria. According to their story, Magomadov is now placed in the punishment cell (dungeon). This was preceded by his conflict with a SIZO warder, whom he turned to with complaints about toothache.

December 08, 2017 00:30

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years.

Infographics. The statistics of the number of victims in the North Caucasian Federal District regions for the period of 6 years

Over the past six years, from 2010 to early 2016, the number of victims of the armed conflict in the North Caucasus has decreased significantly. A stable tendency for reduction of the number of people killed and injured in the regions of the North Caucasian Federal District is shown in the infographics below, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot" and based on its own data and open sources information. By clicking each figure, you can see distribution of casualties in the center of the circle, divided by categories such as security forces, militants, and civilians.

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Firearm incidents and victims in Northern Caucasus

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