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September 18, 2019 08:27

  • Robert Kocharyan in the courtroom. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Protests during Kocharyan's trial end in activists' arrests

    The court in Yerevan, which is considering the case of Robert Kocharyan, the second president of Armenia, announced a break until September 20. At the courthouse, policemen detained two activists, accusing them of violating the rules of holding actions.

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  • Ruslan Dzeitov. Photo by the press service of the head of Ingushetia http://www.ingushetia.ru/ Arrested Ingush activist complains of poor health

    Ruslan Dzeitov, accused of attacking law enforcers at a protest action in Magas, reported a deterioration of his health state at the SIZO (pre-trial prison), his advocate reported. The term of the activist's arrest was extended until December 25.

September 17, 2019 20:51

  • Journalists at a protest action organized by the opposition. Baku, November 17, 2013. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Journalists announce revival of "Baku Press Club"

    The "Baku Press Club" resumes its activities after a 16-year break. The project will give an impetus to the development of free media in Azerbaijan, and there will be no censorship on the website of the "Baku Press Club", founders assure.

September 17, 2019 16:52

  • Vakhtang Sikharulidze, a participant of the hunger strike (with a flag), and Giga Lemondjava. David Makhariashvili is at the background (he did not participate in the hunger strike). Tbilisi, June 27, 2019. photo by Beslan Kmuzov for the "Caucasian Knot" Georgian protester released on bail

    The defence had convinced the court to release Soso Badjelidze, who was charged with resisting the police and participating in the riots at the June 20 protect action in Tbilisi, from custody on bail.

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  • A mosque in the village of Surkhakhi. Photo http://www.ingushetia.ru/ Ingush authorities achieve liquidation of SAM

    The Supreme Court (SC) of Ingushetia has upheld the lawsuit of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on liquidation of Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM or Muftiate). The decision will not stop the work of Imams, the spokesman of the republic's clergy has stated.

September 17, 2019 11:53

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  • The North-Caucasian District Military Court. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the "Caucasian Knot" Dagestani woman accused of terrorism apologizes to victims

    The witnesses' testimonies and examination results in the case of Miyasat Kitalaeva, a resident of Makhachkala, speak in her favour, while the victims have toughened their testimonies against her because of resentment, the advocates have stated. In her last plea, Kitalaeva referred to her gullibility and asked for a humane sentence.

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  • Esimat Uspakhadjieva. Screenshot of the video by the "Grozny" TV channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqDQDXXlETY Chechen woman publicly repents of witchcraft

    Esimat Uspakhadjieva has become at least the third in two months heroine of the plot of the "Grozny" TV channel, who repented of providing occult services. Following Ramzan Kadyrov's instruction, law enforcers are searching for people engaged in "fraudulent activities" in Chechnya, the police have explained.

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  • Leyla Chemurzieva. Photo: screenshot of the video by Ayub Musiev on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR2d79Jtuc4 Ingush woman complains about law enforcers' threats in colony

    Law enforcers are putting pressure on Leyla Chemurzieva, accused of links with militants, demanding from her to testify against residents of Ingushetia unknown to her, her advocate has stated. One of the persons mentioned by law enforcers said that he had never heard of Chemurzieva.

September 16, 2019 10:25

  • A member of the election commission in Stepanakert. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot" Karabakh activists upset with election outcomes to Stepanakert Council of Elders

    Among the newly elected members of the Stepanakert Council of Elders there are no women. Rita Mnatsakanyan, an MP of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), has suggested ensuring the election of women to bodies of power at the legislative level. The society is scornfully treating women in politics are, NGO activists believe.

September 16, 2019 10:21

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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