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  • Rally in Baku, November 2014. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Defence treats oppositionist's detention in Baku as unjustified

    Emin Babaev, a member of the "Republican Alternative" (ReAl) Party, was detained on charges of disobeying the police and was kept in custody for more than 24 hours, although the judge has postponed the trial and released him, said Natig Djafarli, the Secretary of the Party.

May 06, 2019 11:23

  • Monastery complex. Photo: Andrzej Wójtowicz Border guards of Georgia and Azerbaijan mobilized because of monastery action

    The Georgian activists, who lined up in a living chain near the "David Garedja" Monastery Complex on the border with Azerbaijan, were closely watched by border guards of the two countries. Mamuka Bakhtadze, the Georgian Prime Minister, has stated that the solution of the problems of border demarcating and disputed territories will take a lot of time.

May 06, 2019 11:11

  • Akhmed Pogorov at the rally in Magas March 26, 2019. Screenshot from video posted by Fortanga Org at YouTube: Akhmed Pogorov put on the federal wanted list

    Law enforcers have announced a federal search for Akhmed Pogorov, a co-chairman of the World Congress of the Ingush People, who figures as a witness in the case of clashes at a rally in Ingushetia. Mr Pogorov could face an arrest, his advocates say.

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  • Shafag Agabalaeva, a journalist, leaves the court on May 3, 2019. Screenshot of the video Journalist arrested in Baku goes on hunger strike

    Shafag Agabalaeva, the editor-in-chief of the website "" has gone on a hunger strike after her arrest within a drug dealing case. Her supporters have suggested that she was slandered for her publications about the sale of psychotropic drugs at pharmacies. Her website had written a lot about the problem of drug addiction, human rights defenders have stated.

May 05, 2019 11:53

  • Soldier wounded in NKR

    Aganik Zoroglyan, a military serviceman, was seriously wounded by a shot from the Azerbaijani side, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) has reported.

May 05, 2019 11:50

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  • Journalists claim absence of media freedom in Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan has problems with access to information and an extremely limited advertising market; journalists are harassed; and websites are blocked, participants of the conference in Baku have stated. They called on the authorities to ensure the freedom of local media.

May 05, 2019 11:36

May 04, 2019 23:51

  • Screenshot of the post about Cossack gathering in the Kalachyovsky District of the Volgograd Region on May 1, 2019, Farmer's conflict with Chechen natives worries Cossacks in Volgograd Region

    Participants of the Cossack gathering and a meeting of the Council of Atamans in the Kalachyovsky District of the Volgograd Region have drawn attention of the authorities to the cruel beating of the farmer Evgeny Sychov, a Cossack. His son told about his father's years-long conflict with the natives of Chechnya, but the police believe that it was just a domestic incident.

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  • A protest action of journalists against the restriction of their right to leave Azerbaijan. Baku, May 3, 2019. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" At action in Baku, journalists demand freedom of travel

    In Baku, a group of journalists timed their protest action against the restriction of their right to leave Azerbaijan to the World Press Freedom Day marked on May 3. The protesters were accepted at the Prosecutor's Office and promised that soon the ban on their leaving the country would be lifted.

May 04, 2019 03:13

  • Screenshot of the opening of the T-72 tank monument in Shali on May 2, 2019, Authorities perpetuate tank as symbol of two Chechen Wars

    Contrary to the authorities' idea, the T-72 tank installed in Shali, became a reminder of two military campaigns in Chechnya, residents of the city believe. The monument is associated with the victims of the conflict in Chechnya, observers have noted.

May 04, 2019 03:06

  • On the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot" NKR fixes aggravation of situation in conflict zone

    On May 2-3, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces made 330 shots at the positions of the Karabakh Defence Army in the vicinity of the village of Madagiz, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) has informed.

May 03, 2019 23:54

  • Screenshot of a video "An appeal to the President Vladimir Putin" YouTube users are sceptical about Ingush elders' appeal to Putin

    The Ingush Council of Teips (family clans) has complained to the President of Russia about the persecution of protesters and asked Mr Putin to protect Ingushes' rights in the Prigorodny District of North Ossetia. The appeal will give no expected result, users of the YouTube have suggested.

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