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June 19, 2019 18:06

  • People's gathering in Kizlyar against installment of Chechen road signposts, June 11, 2019. Photo by Ilyas Kapiev for the Caucasian Knot Statement on suspending demarcation of Dagestani borders raises questions to Kremlin

    The office of the Presidential Plenipotentiary in the North-Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) has refused to comment on the statement voiced by Khizri Shikhsaidov, Speaker of the People's Assembly of Dagestan, about the suspension of the demarcation of land between Dagestan and Chechnya. Journalist Maxim Shevchenko sees no logic in the speech delivered by Khizri Shikhsaidov on behalf of Alexander Matovnikov. The Kremlin is trying to smooth out the consequences of the conflict in Kizlyar, suggests political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin.

June 19, 2019 17:55

  • Two natives of Dagestan detained in case on financing IS*

    In Moscow and the Moscow Region, law enforcers detained two natives of Dagestan, suspected of transferring money to terrorists. Searches at homes of Dagestani natives are being carried out in seven regions, including Dagestan, the Stavropol Territory, and the Astrakhan Region, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) reports.

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  • Solo picket in support of journalist Abdulmumin Gadjiev at the court building in Makhachkala. Photo by Murad Muradov for the Caucasian Knot Gadjiev, Tambiev and Rizvanov state falsification of their case

    The defence of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, Kemal Tambiev and Abubakar Rizvanov, who were arrested for two months within the case of financing terrorism, intends to appeal against their arrest. Gadjiev has called the evidence of the guilt "invented"; Tambiev stated an attempt to hide the fact of his beating; and Rizvanov complained of moral pressure.

June 19, 2019 11:01

  • Mikhail Benyash. Photo by Anna Gritsevich for the Caucasian Knot Head of Krasnodar criminal search testifies in favour of Benyash

    The policemen, who had accused the lawyer Mikhail Benyash of beating them, had no noticeable injuries after the conflict with him, Sergei Sakhno, the head of the Krasnodar criminal search division, has stated to the court. The prosecution witness gave testimonies useful for the defence, Mr Benyash believes.

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  • Abdulmumin Gadjiev arrested for two months

    Today, in Makhachkala, the court has pronounced the decision to take into custody Abdulmumin Gadjiev, the editor of the newspaper "Chernovik" (Draft), suspected of financing terrorists.

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  • Alcohol products in supermarket. Photo by Nina Tumanova for the Caucasian Knot Lawyers criticize anti-alcohol campaign in Chechnya

    When commenting on the public apologies voiced by three residents of Chechnya, the lawyers interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted that drinking alcoholic beverages in the course of Eid al-Fitr is not an offense and the law enforcement bodies have no legal grounds to blame citizens for violating religious norms.

June 18, 2019 14:45

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  • Ammunition, Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Azerbaijan claims sniper attacks in conflict zone

    Over the past day, the ceasefire on the contact line of troops was broken 20 times, and two villages near the border with Armenia were shelled, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Azerbaijan reports today.

June 18, 2019 11:04

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  • Mother of a killed schoolboy attends protest action in Tbilisi, September 17, 2018. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot Convict's defence claims falsification of case on murder of schoolchildren in Tbilisi

    An advocate and family members of a person sentenced for giving false testimony in the case on the murder of two schoolchildren in Tbilisi appealed to the General Prosecutor's Office of Georgia. They request to bring to criminal responsibility investigators and prosecutors who considered the resonant case. In case if their appeal is ignored, the defence threatens to organize protest actions.

June 18, 2019 08:33

  • Azerbaijani activist detained in Georgia

    Avtandil Mamedov, an Azerbaijani citizen, has been detained in Georgia at the request of Baku. Azerbaijani human rights defenders fear that Mamedov will face arrest and torture in his homeland.

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