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December 11, 2018 10:13

  • Members of observation missions at press conference in Yerevan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot Observers tell about violations at elections in Armenia

    There were violations at the parliamentary elections in Armenia, but they were not widespread, members of observation missions have stated at a press conference in Yerevan. According to human rights defenders, these elections were the first free and competitive ones in recent years, but during the electoral campaigns, parties and blocs used the "hate speech".

December 11, 2018 10:01

December 11, 2018 09:52

  • Oyub Titiev. Photo: press service of HRC 'Memorial' Oyub Titiev complains about the problems with delivery of letters to SIZO

    The defence of Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre "Memorial", treats keeping him at SIZO (pre-trial prison) and the extension of his arrest for three months more as unjustified. The rights defender himself has treated the last court judgement as expected and complained that he receives not all the letters addressed to him.

December 11, 2018 09:22

December 11, 2018 09:11

December 10, 2018 21:23

December 10, 2018 21:19

  • Oyub Titiev with his advocate Pyotr Zaikin in the court room. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Oyub Titiev's arrest extended by three months

    The court has upheld the demand of the prosecution and extended the arrest of Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", until March 22, 2019.

December 10, 2018 17:20

December 10, 2018 17:16

  • Orkhan Bahyshly (in the centre). Photo by the press service of the Institute for Peace and Democracy http://ipdthinktank.org/Orhan_bahisli_ru.html Court upholds sentence to Azerbaijani activist Bakhyshly

    The Baku Court of Appeal (BCA) refused to satisfy the complaint against the verdict against the oppositionist Orkhan Bahyshly, sentenced to six years in prison on charges of drug possession. Orkhan insists on the political background of his case.

December 10, 2018 15:16

December 10, 2018 15:14

December 10, 2018 15:06

  • Nikol Pashinyan (on the left). Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Political analysts name main challenges to Pashinyan's power

    Socio-economic problems will affect Nikol Pashinyan's rating; however, there will be no sharp drop in the trust in the government, the Armenian political analysts, interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot", believe. In their opinion, only concessions in the Karabakh issue can crash his rating.

December 10, 2018 12:15

December 10, 2018 12:14

  • Kumi Naidoo. Photo: screenshot https://twitter.com/kuminaidoo/status/1071848070122491905?s=12 AI's Secretary General supports Oyub Titiev

    On the eve of the court session, scheduled for December 10, on the case of Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", Kumi Naidoo, the Secretary General of the human rights organization Amnesty International (AI), spoke in Oyub's support. He posted in the Twitter his photo in a T-shirt with Titiev's portrait.

December 10, 2018 12:12

December 09, 2018 11:18

  • Weapons at the site of special operation, Dagestan, December 7, 2018. Photo: press service of the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee, http://nac.gov.ru/kontrterroristicheskie-operacii/v-hasavyurtovskom-rayone-dagestana-v-hode-kto-0.html Law enforcers name the Dagestani casualty

    In the evening on December 7, in the Khasavyurt District, Marat Alinchiev, who had been on the federal wanted list, was shot dead, according to reports posted on the websites and Telegram channels that support law enforcers. The man, who was found by law enforcers, refused to surrender and was shot dead after he opened fire, the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee has stated.

December 09, 2018 11:07

December 09, 2018 11:00

December 09, 2018 10:52

  • Lyudmila Alekseeva. Photo: Ilya Pitalev (RFE/RL) Human rights defender Lyudmila Alekseeva dies

    On December 8, Lyudmila Alekseeva, a Russian human rights defender, the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), passed away in her 92nd year of age. She often visited Northern Caucasus and criticized the situation with human rights in the region.

December 08, 2018 16:15

  • Oleg Umarov. Screenshot from Umarov's VKontakte page, https://vk.com/id269168801?z=photo269168801_456239143%2Fwall269168801_132 Circassian activist arrested in KBR

    The court has ruled to detain Oleg Umarov, the head of the "Dobro Cherkesov" (Circassians' Wealth) Charity Foundation, who was detained on suspicion of possessing drugs, for two days, his advocate has informed.

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