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June 12, 2015 22:31

  • Mary Lawlor is Executive Director of Front Line Defenders, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, based in Dublin. Photo: Conor McCabe Human rights in Azerbaijan - and pigs will fly!

    The media attention is drawn to the European Games opened in Baku, while rights defenders and activists are kept in prisons, where there had been placed for political reasons, said Mary Lawlor, the Executive Director of the Front Line Defenders.

February 21, 2015 23:40

  • Mikhail Savva. Photo: http://mvsavva.ru/biografiya Mikhail Savva predicts spread of Krasnodar repressions throughout Russia

    The Krasnodar Professor Mikhail Savva has explained, in his interview to the "Caucasian Knot", the reasons that impelled him to emigrate, and commented on the situation in the Krasnodar Territory in connection with the persecution of non-profit organizations (NPOs). He believes that power agents will continue persecuting him; therefore he has no intention to return to Russia, even in the event of revocation of his verdict or amnesty. Besides, as Professor Savva has stated, Russian NPOs may face a "decorative future."

January 01, 2015 03:41

  • Natalia Zubarevich. Photo: Mikhail Sokolov (RFE/RL) Natalia Zubarevich: If Caucasus faces increase of hostilities, transfers will grow

    In her interview to the "Caucasian Knot", Natalia Zubarevich, Associate Professor of the Higher School of Economics, an economist and geographer, expressed her opinion concerning the consequences of the arising economic crisis for the regions of Northern Caucasus and southern Russia. According to the expert, the period of turbulence will be long and affect not only Russia, but also countries of Southern Caucasus economically related to our country. However, unstable regions that "face hostilities" can count on the economic support of Moscow.

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