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  • Laying of flowers in memory of victims of Sumgait pogroms, Stepanakert, February 28, 2019. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot NKR residents commemorate victims of Sumgait pogroms

    On February 28, district centres of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) held marches, laying of flowers and other events in memory of the victims of the Sumgait pogroms. A documentary film about the pogroms of the Armenian population in Azerbaijan in late 1980s and early 1990s was screened in the central library of the district centre of Gadrut.

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  • Polling station in Georgia, November 28, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Tornike Turabelidze Georgian opposition starts collecting signatures to change election system

    Today, over 20 opposition parties have started to collect signatures under a petition to completely abandon the mixed proportional majority system in favour of the proportional system at the 2020 parliamentary elections. Opposition members explain their petition by the fact that under the current proportional majority system, the ruling party gains most of the mandates in the parliament.

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  • Azerbaijani Army. Photo: Azerbaijan counts shelling of six villages

    During the last 24 hours, positions of the Azerbaijani Army were shelled for 22 times, including those stationed on the border with Armenia, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported today.

February 28, 2019 13:11

  • Policeman suspected of beating up Dagestani resident

    A criminal case has been initiated against a road-and-patrol service (known as DPS) inspector suspected of beating up a resident of the Kayakent District of Dagestan, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has reported. In its turn, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) asserts that physical force was lawfully applied to the man after he disobeyed the policemen.

February 28, 2019 11:20

  • At the central square of Sumgait during the days of pogroms, February 1988. Photo from the archive of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute: Anniversary of Sumgait pogroms reminds of unresolved refugees' problem

    The issue of refugees' return, including from Sumgait and the payment of compensations to them should be discussed at the official Azerbaijan-Armenia talks, but it is not raised, said Avaz Gasanov, the head of the Azerbaijani Society for Humanitarian Studies. The issue of paying compensations to refugees from Sumgait can only be considered in conjunction with the issue of compensations for damages to all the victims of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, Shakhin Gadjiev, the editor of the "Turan" News Agency, believes.

February 28, 2019 11:10

  • Participants of rally in Nazran complain of law enforcers' pressure

    The Ingush activists, Ismail Nalgiev, Bagaudin Khautiev and Khasan Katsiev were summoned to the Centre "E" (Centre for Combating Extremism – CCE) and interrogated by law enforcers. The questions concerned the mourning rally on February 23 in Nazran, at which the head of the republic was booed, the activists said.

February 28, 2019 08:25

  • Screenshot from video broadcast of "Hunting for Men" performance, Youtube-Channel of the Intermedia theatre company, Performance organizers apologize to residents of Dagestan

    The organizers of the play "Hunting for Men" in Dagestan have promised to check all the performances for compliance with local notions of morality after Khabib Nurmagomedov criticized the event. The Dagestani Council of Elders has expressed concern about the aggressive reaction to the performance and called for tolerance.

February 28, 2019 08:20

  • Special operation in Nalchik, February 27, 2019. Photo: NAC press service, Bomb components found after CTO in Nalchik

    The investigators, who examined the private house in Nalchik, where three alleged militants were killed, have found, along with submachine guns, a pistol and grenades, components for making improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The counterterrorist operation (CTO) regime, introduced in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, has been lifted.

February 28, 2019 08:13

  • Policemen at the building of the Court on grievous crimes. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Baku court announces verdict in PFPA case

    On February 27, the three defendants in the case of funding sources for the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 3 years to 7 years and 3 months. Two other defendants received conditional terms.

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  • Brawl in Yerevan courtroom. Screenshot by user Factor tv After brawl, trial of "Sasna Tsrer" is closed for public

    In the Yerevan courtroom, supporters of "Sasna Tsrer" detachment and those of the victim-policeman quarrelled about the credibility of his testimonies. After the opponents used physical force, the judge allowed only the trial parties and journalists to stay in the courtroom.

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