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  • Picket in Gukovo, September 14, 2019. Photo by Vyacheslav Prudnikov for the Caucasian Knot Gukovo miners distrust promises to pay debts

    The bankruptcy manager has assured that in October, after the sale of underground courses, money will appear to pay off the wage debts to former workers of the "Kingcoal" Company, Tatiana Avachova, a member of the protest group, said at a picket in Gukovo. The picketers noted that this was not the first such promise.

September 15, 2019 11:19

  • Explosion at firing ground in Chechnya. Photo: press service of the Department of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies for Chechnya, Death version of paratrooper in Chechnya raises doubts

    The name of the paratrooper, Mikhail Bezelt, who, according to the official data, blew himself up on a mine in Chechnya, has appeared in the list of Donbass casualties. On the whole, the version of the contractor's death during exercises looks plausible, but it's strange that the exercise area had not been inspected by sappers, the law enforcers interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted.

September 15, 2019 11:06

September 14, 2019 18:48

  • Sekinat Ibragimova, detained in Chechnya for rendering magical services. Screehshot from video reportage by 'Grozny' TV Company, Social media users argue about actuality of fight against witchcraft in Chechnya

    The detention of a witch in Chechnya and the report shown by the "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Company), where she was criticized by a doctor from the Centre for Islamic Medicine, was treated by some social networks commentators as a return to Middle Ages. Their opponents have supported the persecution of sorcerers in the republic.

September 14, 2019 18:33

  • Rights defenders tell Pasquier about political prisoners in Azerbaijan

    After her two-day visit to Baku, Liliane Maury Pasquier, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called for an open dialogue and enhanced cooperation of the Council of Europe with Azerbaijan. The PACE's position can seriously affect the solution of the problem of political prisoners, human rights defenders believe.

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  • At South Ossetia border © Photo: press service of the Frontier Department of Russia's FSB in South Ossetia After meeting in Ergneti, South Ossetia refuses to open Georgian border

    Georgia has refused to remove the block-post erected near the village of Tsnelis, but demanded from South Ossetia to open the border for the passage of residents of the pre-border regions, Irakli Antadze, the spokesman of the Georgian State Security Service (SSS), has stated. The South-Ossetian party will take steps to relieve tensions, if Georgia makes concessions, said Yegor Kochiev, the head of the South-Ossetian delegation.

September 14, 2019 11:25

  • Nika Meliya (centre) joins the discussion of the government programme, Tbilisi, December 20, 2017. Photo by Galina Gotua for the Caucasian Knot Georgia's GPO threatens to arrest Meliya

    Nika Meliya, an MP from the oppositional "United National Movement" Party, has violated the terms of his appointed freedom deprivation measure, when he took part, without a due permit, in a political talk show on a local TV channel, the Georgian General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) has stated. In case of a repeated violation, the GPO threatens to arrest him.

September 14, 2019 08:33

  • Mosque in the Hungarian Fighters street in Makhachkala. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the Caucasian Knot Law enforcers check drivers' documents at "Tangim" mosque in Makhachkala

    On September 13, several dozens of law enforcers were checking documents of the drivers who drove their cars in the vicinity of the "Tangim" mosque in Makhachkala, the journalist, Idris Yusupov, stated. Nobody was detained during the raid, the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has reported in its turn.

September 14, 2019 08:22

  • Malsag Uzhakhov. Screenshot from video posted by the Ingush Council of Teips, Defence reports need to hospitalize Uzhakhov

    Within a week, Malsag Uzhakhov, the head of the Ingush Council of Teips (family clans) has suffered two heart attacks, and needs treatment at the SIZO (pre-trial prison) medical unit, his advocate has stated.

September 13, 2019 22:16

  • North-Caucasian District Military Court. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the Caucasian Knot Relative of Dagestani Amir Vagabov claims torture in court

    Magomedamin Vagabov, a resident of the Dagestani village of Gubden, accused of rendering assistance to militants, refused to plead guilty at trial on September 12. He explained that he had incriminated himself after torture with electric current.

September 13, 2019 22:02

  • Ayup Gagiev. Photo: press service of Ingushetia leadership, Ayup Gagiev argues against changes in borders between Chechnya and Ingushetia

    On September 12, Ayup Gagiev, the chair of the Constitutional Court of Ingushetia, declared that the agreements with the authorities of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, which served as the basis for the agreement on the changed administrative border signed by Ramzan Kadyrov and Yunus-Bek Evkurov, had no legal force.

September 13, 2019 18:39

  • Imam Makhmud Velitov (right) freed from penal colony in Astrakhan, September 13, 2019. Photo by Alena Sadovskaya for the Caucasian Knot Imam Velitov freed from penal colony in Astrakhan

    Today, after leaving a penal colony in Astrakhan, Makhmud Velitov, the imam of a Moscow mosque, who had served his sentence on the charge of justifying terrorism, has said that he had gained "useful experience."

September 13, 2019 18:12

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