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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.

June 18, 2019 08:26

June 17, 2019 22:07

  • Decorating Daudov with order shows subjectivity of grounds for awarding

    By decree of Russian President, Magomed Daudov, Speaker of the Chechen Parliament, has been awarded the Order For Merits to Fatherland of the 4th Degree, Ramzan Kadyrov informed on June 13. By its rewards, the Kremlin "is buying loyalty of regional elites," the experts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe

June 17, 2019 21:54

  • Maxim Lapunov. Screenshot from video posted by euronews in Russian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEdtOC14tSg Lapunov calls missing Volgograd resident inmate of Chechen gay prison

    The investigating authorities have received the testimonies of Maxim Lapunov that along with him the secret gay prison in Chechnya also kept Andrei Kobyshev, a native of the Volgograd Region, who had disappeared in Grozny, the Radio Liberty reports with reference to Vladimir Smirnov, a lawyer of the Committee Against Torture (CAT).

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  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Screenshot from video posted by ABU-SADDAM SHISHANI at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=vxEv1rNhpX0 Tumso calls on debaters over Dagestani border to support Gadjiev

    Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov has suggested residents of Dagestan to switch their attention over from road signs near Kizlyar to the detention of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, an editor with the "Chernovik" (Draft) weekly. A public resonance outcry will contribute to a fair resolution of Gadjiev's case, the blogger has explained.

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  • People's gathering in Kizlyar against installment of Chechen road signposts, June 11, 2019. Photo by Ilyas Kapiev for the Caucasian Knot Dagestani activist asks Putin to react to Kizlyar conflict

    The visit of Chechen law enforcers to Kizlyar and Kadyrov's promise to "break fingers" to commentators are a threat to public safety in Dagestan; the federal authorities should interfere and ensure a competent investigation of the incident, Magomedrasul Guseinov, an activist, said in his appeal to President Putin and heads of law enforcement agencies.

June 17, 2019 10:47

  • Relatives report kidnapping of three Derbent residents

    On June 15, relatives of Islam Barzukaev, Mirazali Mirzaliev and Gasan Kurbanov, residents of Derbent, turned to the police to report their kidnapping. On June 16, it became known that all the three were detained for weapon possession, relatives reported.

June 17, 2019 10:34

  • Kemal Tambiev in the courtroom, June 16, 2019. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the Caucasian Knot Kemal Tambiev complained at trial about beating

    Kemal Tambiev, a resident of Dagestan, suspected, along with journalist Gadjiev of financing terrorism, was taken to the court with traces of physical violence and told at the session that he had been beaten up.

June 17, 2019 10:22

  • Martin Kochesoko. Photo: Alexander Shalov, https://vk.com/shaloff http://shaloff.com "Khabze" activists demand to release Kochesoko

    In their statement posted in social networks, members of the NGO "Khabze" have expressed their outrage at the charges brought against their leader, Martin Kochesoko, and demanded his release.

June 16, 2019 09:42

  • Georgia: opponents of gay parade announce protests against LGBT people

    A large-scale action against LGBT people will be held next week in Georgia, Levan Vasadze, a businessman, has announced, noting that protesters are ready to confront policemen. In his turn, Giorgi Burdjanadze, Deputy Ombudsperson, has called on opponents to the gay parade not to abuse the freedom of self-expression.

June 16, 2019 09:35

  • The police condemns three residents of Chechnya for drinking alcohol. Screenshot of the video by the "Grozny" ChGTRK https://youtu.be/DmrIc4uA8tk Three residents of Chechnya publicly apologize for drinking alcohol during Uraza-Bayram

    The "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Company) has screened a story about three residents of the republic, who apologized for buying alcohol during the Muslim holiday. Social network users argued about whether a policeman could reprimand them for violating religious norms. Because of the actual "dry law" in force in Chechnya, young people had to go to Dagestan, but, nevertheless, could not escape public condemnation, local residents report.

June 16, 2019 09:26

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Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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