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January 23, 2019 10:50

January 23, 2019 10:48

  • Journalist Afghan Mukhtarly claims being provoked

    The journalist Afghan Mukhtarly, held in jail in Azerbaijan, reports pressure on him in the colony. He said that a provocation was being prepared against him in order to put forward new charges against him.

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  • Oyub Titiev (on the left) and his advocate Pyotr Zaikin in the court room. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Oyub Titiev's advocates tell about obstacles for his defence at trial

    The prosecution has supported the version of the mass failure of video surveillance cameras on the day of Oyub Titiev's detention; and the court refused to examine these cameras. The court rejects all the defence's petitions and fails to provide evidence in Titiev's favour, said Pyotr Zaikin, an advocate.

January 22, 2019 21:21

January 22, 2019 21:03

  • Mekhman Guseinov (in the center). Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Mekhman Guseinov's case stopped after Azerbaijani president's interference

    The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliev, reacted to Mekhman Guseinov's innocence statement; and investigators have stopped the new criminal case initiated against the blogger, the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) has announced. Emin, Mekhman's brother, has treated the authorities' decision as a concession to the international community.

January 22, 2019 16:06

January 22, 2019 16:03

  • Oyub Titiev with his advocate Marina Dubrovina. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Court considering Oyub Titiev's case ignores chemists' findings

    The court has refused to add the conclusions about the incorrect investigation of the cannabis, for the keeping of which Oyub Titiev, a rights defender and the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", is accused, to the case files. The court has explained this decision by violation of the rules for holding examinations.

January 22, 2019 11:30

  • At least eight persons continue hunger-striking in Azerbaijan

    Activists Zafar Akhmedov, Rafig Bakhyshov and Fizuli Guseinov continue their hunger strike in the office of the "Musavat" Party. The journalist Khadija Ismayilova and activist Aigul Djafarova have stopped their hunger strike. At least five political prisoners continue their protest.

January 22, 2019 11:28

  • Oyub Titiev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Oyub Titiev's defence refutes main prosecution's proofs

    The examination of the cannabis, the keeping of which is imputed to Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", failed to prove its narcotic properties; and the examination results of the wash-offs from Titiev's hands contradict each other. This was stated by experts at the trial. The main proofs in the case are unreliable, said Ilya Novikov, a Titiev's advocate.

January 22, 2019 08:56

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  • The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation © Photo by Yelena Sineok, Residents of Dagestan tell about torture and money extortion

    Despite the claim of torture, the Makhachkala court has sentenced Yusup Asadulaev to eight years in colony, after finding him guilty of helping Ruslan Darsamov, the leader of the local underground. Asadulaev's brother, who also complained of torture, is being protected by rights defenders, the "Mediazona" has reported.

January 21, 2019 23:59

  • Grozny. Chechnya. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the "Caucasian Knot" News of writing off gas debts causes distrust among residents of Chechnya

    The authorities of Chechnya use all the methods of influencing debtors to pay utility bills; and the writing off of the multibillion-rouble debts for gas contrary to these methods is unlikely to affect ordinary people, residents of the republic said. Chechen lawyers also think it unlikely that the republic's gas debts will be written off.

January 21, 2019 23:58

  • Djambulat Umarov. Photo © press service of the Government of the Republic of Chechnya Chechen authorities offer to improve practice of public apologies

    The Chechen authorities are ready to make headings for apologies and repentances in mass media so that residents of the republic were responsible "for their words" in social networks or for their actions, said Djambulat Umarov, the Minister of National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information of Chechnya.

January 21, 2019 18:58

January 21, 2019 18:52

  • Excercises of the Southern Military District (SMD). Photo by the press service of the SMD Three Russian servicemen perish in Abkhazia

    Five servicemen from the Russian military base situated in Abkhazia fell victim to a fall of an armoured personnel carrier (APC) into the gorge, the Southern Military District has reported.

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