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November 25, 2020 11:43

  • Participants of a protest rally in Tbilisi, November 2, 2020. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot Authorities and opposition blame each other for worsened Covid-19 situation in Georgia

    The increase in the number of coronavirus infections is associated with oppositional rallies taking place in the country, the participants of which ignore the restrictions, sources from Georgian authorities assert. In its turn, the opposition has parried that authorities are to blame for the worsened epidemiological situation, since they are doing nothing to overcome the crisis.

November 25, 2020 11:17

November 25, 2020 11:06

  • Valery Klimenchenko at a court session, October 2020. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the Caucasian Knot Rights defenders treat verdict to Kuban blogger as too severe

    Valery Klimenchenko, a blogger from the Krasnodar Territory (aka as Kuban by the name of the main river), sentenced to four years in colony for justifying terrorism and publicly insulting a state official, deserves no real punishment, since he did not call for a repeated terror act, the human rights defenders interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

November 25, 2020 08:24

November 25, 2020 08:11

  • Road via the Lachin corridor, November 14, 2020. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of capturing 10 civilians

    After the announcement of the truce, Azerbaijani militaries detained ten residents of Armenia on the Goris-Berdzor-Stepanakert highway, the Armenian Ombudsperson's Office and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have stated. The Azerbaijani authorities have not commented on these accusations.

November 24, 2020 22:11

November 24, 2020 21:52

  • Exploded military vehicles in Karvachar. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the Caucasian Knot Karvachar residents leaving the city before its transfer to Azerbaijan

    The military personnel of Nagorno-Karabakh were withdrawn from the Karvachar District, while civilians continue to leave the territories on the eve of their transfer under the control of Baku. Before leaving their places, migrants set fire to houses, offices, and facilities of infrastructure.

November 24, 2020 18:41

  • The Criminal Code of Russia. Photo courtesy of Nina Tumanova Woman from Makhachkala suspected of financing terrorism

    A 32-year-old resident of the capital of Dagestan is suspected of having transferred 40,000 roubles to the needs of the "Islamic State" (IS, a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court, – note of the "Caucasian Knot"), investigators report.

November 24, 2020 18:28

  • Dadivank Monastery complex. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the Caucasian Knot Azerbaijan and Russia call on UNESCO to protect monuments in Nagorno-Karabakh

    In the territories transferred to Azerbaijan, more than half of the historical monuments are destroyed, the acting Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan reports. He has urged UNESCO to protect Islamic and Christian cultural monuments in Nagorno-Karabakh. UNESCO should enhance its activities in the region, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) declares.

November 24, 2020 14:31

November 24, 2020 14:18

  • Afghan Sadygov. Photo: Journalist Afghan Sadygov goes on dry hunger strike

    The health condition of the Azerbaijani journalist, Afghan Sadygov, who went on a hunger strike at the SIZO (pre-trial prison), has worsened, but on the 20th day of his protest he also refused to drink water, his wife has informed.

November 24, 2020 13:45

November 24, 2020 10:15

  • Remains of rocket missile near Martuni (Khojavend), October 14, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer Yerevan rights defenders state problems with casualties' exchange

    The specificities of the post-war situation and the Karabakh terrain reliefs complicate the search for the bodies of those perished in the conflict zone; in most cases, the remains can be identified only by DNA assays, said Zara Amatuni, an official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yerevan, and Artak Beglaryan, the Nagorno-Karabakh's Ombudsperson.

November 24, 2020 09:45

  • Ramzan Kadyrov. Screenshot: Kadyrov's threats to burn down cars demonstrate his impunity

    In his talk with Magomed Daudov, Speaker of the Chechen Parliament, Ramzan Kadyrov threatened to confiscate and burn down the cars of those who have shown disrespect for policemen, and send them to compulsory work. Kadyrov makes such statements out of the feeling of impunity, but some of his subordinates perceive them as a guide to action, analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

November 24, 2020 09:25

November 24, 2020 08:27

  • Destroyed tank near Fizuli, November 18, 2020. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Baku analysts explain absence of data on military losses in Azerbaijan

    The absence of Azerbaijani data on war losses and on exchange of casualties' bodies may have to do with data updating and with the fact that the official Baku waits for the transfer of all the areas designated in the joint statement under its control, Azerbaijan analysts have suggested.

November 24, 2020 08:13

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