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  • Fire in Rostov-on-Don. © Photo from the page instagram.com/henry_boatman/ Number of fire victims in Rostov-on-Don reaches 27

    In Rostov-on-Don, five persons have been hospitalized as a result of a fire. One of the victims is a member of the rescue team from the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE). This was reported by medical officers from the hospital.

August 21, 2017 17:27

  • Fire in the Dagestani village of Mokok. August 21, 2016. Photo by the press service of the Russian MfE for the Republic of Dagestan Fire victims from Mokok call their village "Russian Aleppo"

    The authorities, who promised to pay compensation to fire victims from Mokok, do nothing to keep their promise. This was reported by local residents. At present, the Dagestani village with burned down houses "looks like the Syrian city of Aleppo," noted Tagir Magomedov, a local resident.

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  • The building of the Investigating Committee in Moscow. Photo by Nina Tumanova for "Caucasian Knot" Moscow investigators to solve Surgut massacre case

    The chair of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has instructed Moscow investigators to solve the case on attack on passers-by in Surgut. Parents of Arthur Gadjiev shot and killed by policemen are natives of the Suleiman-Stalsky District of Dagestan.

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  • Defence demands to release Bairamly and Mukhtarly from custody

    The defence had appealed against the court's decision to extend the arrest of Gezyal Bairamly, the deputy chair of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), and journalist Afghan Mukhtarly. According to advocates, keeping their clients in custody is unreasonable.

August 19, 2017 21:59

  • Detention of the attacker in Surgut. Screenshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtfRsSPh5fI "Life": massacre in Surgut was committed by son of Dagestani extremist

    The family of the 19-year-old Arthur Gadjiev, who has been shot dead today by policemen after he attacked with a knife passersby in Surgut and stabbed seven people, had come from Dagestan, the edition named “Life” reports. His father has been registered as an extremist; and the responsibility for the incident was taken by the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court, the media add.

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  • Court sentences two Azerbaijani IDPs to imprisonment

    Two internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Jebrail District of Azerbaijan, arrested after a protest action against the electricity cut-off in villages and towns for IDPs, are sentenced to 1.5 years of imprisonment. Three other defendants are sentenced to conditional sentences and released in the courtroom.

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  • Ilkin Rustamzade. Photo: RFE/RL Convicted activist reports threats in Azerbaijani colony

    One of colony bosses threatened to kill Ilkin Rustamzade, an activist of the “Nida” movement, for criticizing Azerbaijani authorities, Ilkin’s mother has reported after visiting her son. The penitentiary service has treated the inmate’s words as "absurd".

August 18, 2017 18:35

  • Nikolai Sokol. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for the Caucasian Knot. Rally organizer and two protestors fined in Gelendzhik

    The court has found Nikolai Sokol, Kirill Yaroslavtsev, and Olga Botrakova guilty of violating the rules for holding a rally of real estate investors in Gelendzhik and sentenced each of the defendants to a fine of 15,000 roubles. The participants of the action announced their intention to challenge the court's decision.

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  • Gelendzhik. Screenshot of video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ZrClf8Xpo After release from Gelendzhik IVS, lezginka dancer summoned to ICRF

    Today, Khazir Akhkubekov, who served five days of arrest after detention during performance of lezginka in Gelendzhik, has been summoned for interrogation to the Investigating Department for the Krasnodar Territory of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF). He is recommended not to leave the city. This is reported by his father Khusein Akhkubekov.

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  • Policemen in Grozny. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the Caucasian Knot. HRC verifies information on new cases of torture used against Chechen residents

    Rights defenders have informed Mikhail Fedotov, the chairman of the Presidential Council for Human Rights (HRC), that relatives of Magomed Taramov and Djamalai Tazbiev were subjected to beating at a police station. According to Mikhail Fedotov, he verifies the information through the Human Rights Council under the leader of Chechnya.

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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

Infographics. Statistics of victims

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