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September 24, 2019 11:24

  • High security facility fencing. Photo by Nina Tumanova for the Caucasian Knot Penitentiary Service reacts sceptically to statement about pressure on Kerimli

    The statement about pressure on the advocate, Nemat Kerimli, in the colony, where his client journalist, Afghan Mukhtarly, is kept, caused doubts, the Azerbaijani Penitentiary Service has reported. The Kerimli's arguments were not confirmed preliminarily, the Bar Association has stated. The advocate himself treats the reaction to his appeal as biased.

September 24, 2019 11:11

  • Akhsan Nuruzade. Photo: http://www.contact.az/docs/2017/Social/012800181641ru.htm?73#.WJNwTFWLSJA Akhsan Nuruzade placed into dungeon

    Akhsan Nuruzade, an activist of the "Muslim Unity" movement, was placed into dungeon (punishment cell) after talking to inmates on the Ganja case in the colony. The colony staff is trying to limit contacts of political prisoners, said Ogtai Gyulyalyev, a rights defender.

September 24, 2019 08:42

  • Martin Kochesoko. Screenshot from video posted by habze at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXR6qQ79TI8 Kochesoko demands to punish law enforcers who detained him

    Martin Kochesoko, the head of the Circassian public organization "Khabze", has demanded to criminally prosecute the law enforcers who detained him on charges of drug dealing. The activist claims that the drugs were planted on him, while his defence insists on the political background of his case.

September 24, 2019 08:33

  • Ramzan Kadyrov and Makhi Idrisov. Screenshot of mahi_idrisov Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/BM_fcMLDJdb/ Makhi Idrisov placed under house arrest

    Makhi Idrisov, who boasted in a social network of his friendship with Ramzan Kadyrov, was placed under house arrest for a month within the case of illegal arms dealing.

September 24, 2019 08:25

September 23, 2019 21:54

  • Frank Schwabe. Photo: Foto-AG Gymnasium Melle - Eigenes Werk https://de.wikipedia.org PACE Rapporteur calls on to revise attitude to refugees from Chechnya

    After his one-day visit to Grozny, Frank Schwabe, the Rapporteur of the PACE on human rights in Northern Caucasus, has admitted that the realities demonstrated to him by Chechen authorities contradicted the reports of human rights defenders on human rights violations in the republic, but promised to draw up an objective report for the Council of Europe.

September 23, 2019 21:39

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  • Tapdyg Farkhadoglu. Photo: http://demreforms.org/ Azerbaijani journalist claims being detained during protest rally

    Law enforcers did not let Tapdyg Farkhadoglu, a correspondent of the Voice of America (VOA), to cover a protest rally in Baku, and after his detention, he was advised against shooting any more "against statehood," the journalist himself reported. His colleagues treated the incident as pressure on freedom of speech.

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  • Screenshot from video posted by 'Grozny' TV Company, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty_BSl4Rxgg Three residents of Chechnya repent for witchcraft

    In the Urus-Martan District of Chechnya, two women and a man were detained and accused by the authorities of engaging in witchcraft (devilry). On September 21, a report on this topic was shown in the news programme of "Grozny" TV company.

September 23, 2019 11:16

  • Afgan Mukhtarly. Photo: RFE/RL press service Journalist Afghan Mukhtarly goes on hunger strike

    During his visit to the journalist, Afgan Mukhtarly, who is kept in an Azerbaijani jail, his advocate, Nemat Kerimli, complained about violence and pressure. The convicted journalist has gone on a hunger strike, demanding an objective investigation into the complaints lodged by his advocate.

September 23, 2019 11:03

September 23, 2019 10:53

  • Protesting women in the lobby of the Ministry for Refugees, Labour, Health and Social Affairs. Photo by Beslan Kmozov for the Caucasian Knot Georgia: protesting refugee refuse to leave ministry

    In Tbilisi, forced migrants are holding an action demanding to provide them with housing. For the whole weekend securities locked ten protesting women in the lobby of the Ministry for Refugees, Labour, Health and Social Affairs.

September 22, 2019 11:39

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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