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April 11, 2019 14:27

  • Aftermath of the searches in the office of the EcoWatch. Photo: press service of the Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus, http//www.ewnc.org/node/26610 HRC asks to check legitimacy of searches at "EcoWatch"

    The Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the Russian President (known as the Human Rights Council – HRC) has addressed the Prosecutor's Office of the Krasnodar Territory asking to check the legality of the searches conducted at residences of the activists of the Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus (EcoWatch).

April 11, 2019 14:19

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  • Participants of mourning events in Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Victims of Maraga tragedy commemorated in Armenia and NKR

    The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) and Armenia have held events in memory of the victims of the tragedy in the village of Maraga. We need to ensure that the international community knows what happened in the village 27 years ago, said Larisa Alaverdyan, the first Ombudsperson of Armenia.

April 11, 2019 10:50

April 11, 2019 10:41

  • Special force agents. Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Egyptian authorities accuse Ingush students of extremism

    The first court session on the case of Ingush students was held behind closed doors; so far, investigators have not presented any proofs of their guilt. Russian diplomats and the father of one of the detainees were not allowed to the courtroom, Yusup Abakarov, the head of the consular division of the Russian Embassy to Egypt in Cairo, has explained.

April 11, 2019 10:30

  • Mekhman Guseinov. Screenshot from video posted at Obyektiv Tv Youtube-Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=NT4HUjVPLUA Authorities ban blogger Mekhman Guseinov to leave Azerbaijan

    The OSCE representative has demanded to cancel the ban imposed by the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) of Azerbaijan on Mekhman Guseinov to go abroad. The ban has prevented the blogger from taking part in the events dedicated to human rights violations and the fight against corruption.

April 11, 2019 08:30

  • Ali "Magas" Taziev at the court hearing on May 12, 2015. Photo by Oleg Pchelov for the Caucasian Knot ECtHR finds justified to blow up house of Ali Taziev's relatives

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg has refused to satisfy the complaint lodged by relatives of one of the leaders of the armed underground, Ali "Magas" Taziev, who demanded compensation for the demolition of their house in Ingushetia by law enforcers.

April 11, 2019 08:23

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  • The Baku Court of Appeal. Photo: https://qaynarinfo.az/ru/v-baku-nachalsya-sud-na-osnovanii-zhaloby-lica-ubivshego-15-letnyuyu-doch-14-avgusta-2017-1001/ Azerbaijani oppositionist left under arrest for 30 days

    The Baku Court of Appeal (BCA) dismissed the defence appeal and left in custody Ramid Nagiev, a member of the youth committee of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), who was arrested for 30 days. Activist's colleagues from the PFPA believe the arrest of Ramid Nagiev is of political nature.

April 10, 2019 14:19

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  • Yana Antonova. Screenshot from video posted by Alexander Saveliev at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=LkpMOaVlnt4 Criminal case opened against Yana Antonova

    A criminal case was instituted against Yana Antonova, the coordinator of the Open Russia* in the Krasnodar Territory, for involvement in an undesirable organization, and she was sent home under the obligation to visit investigators at their first request, reported advocate Alexander Valyavsky.

April 10, 2019 11:28

  • Two boys from Syria at an airport in Kabardino-Balkaria. Photo: press service of Interior Ministry of Russia, https://скфо.мвд.рф/novosti/item/16480018 Two children brought from Syria to KBR

    Two boys from the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), whom their parents had taken to Syria a few years ago, have been brought to Russia. They have to undergo rehabilitation.

April 10, 2019 11:18

  • Chechen authorities break their promises to paralyzed woman

    Over the past two years, Lizan Isakova, a paralyzed resident of Grozny, received no help from Chechen authorities, although back in 2017, Magomed Daudov, Speaker of the Chechen Parliament, ordered to improve her living conditions. The Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" has turned to Daudov, recalling his unfulfilled promises given to the disabled woman.

April 10, 2019 11:08

April 10, 2019 08:30

  • Rally in memory of those perished in Tbilisi on April 9, 1989. Photo: REUTERS / David Mdzinarishvili Dispersal of anti-Soviet rally in Tbilisi accelerated collapse of USSR

    On the 30th anniversary of the dispersal of demonstrators in Tbilisi by Soviet troops, six streets of the Georgian capital were named after the casualties. The crackdown of protesters on April 9, 1989, was the starting point for the restoration of Georgia's independence, Bondo Kupatadze, Doctor of History, has noted.

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