Personalities

November 30, 2016 16:26

  • Toma Tsechoeva Toma Tsechoeva

    Toma Tsechoeva, an Ingush human rights defender, protected the rights of Magomed Aushev, who had been tortured by law enforcers after his detention on suspicion of opening fire from a car of a wedding cortege.

November 30, 2016 16:19

  • Alaudi Musaev. Photo by Magomed Tuayev for the ‘Caucasian Knot’. Alaudi Nazhmudinovich Musaev

    In 2015, the lawyer Alaudi Musaev defended the rights of Kurman-Ali Baichorov, the Imam from the city of Kislovodsk, openly stating the lawlessness of power agents. He filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) aiming to defend Baichorov’s rights. He managed to achieve the Imam’s release under the recognisance not to leave.

November 30, 2016 15:33

  • Ruslan Dauev. Photo from personal archive. Ruslan Elbrusovich Dauev

    In 2015, Ruslan Dauev, a lawyer from Vladikavkaz, defended the rights of the family of Ruslan Tskaev, detained on suspicion of attempted murder of a policeman, who died due to abuse of power of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). As a result, 10 current MIA employees have been already attracted to criminal liability.

November 30, 2016 15:25

  • Khachim Zheligashtov. Photo from personal page in http://vk.com Khachim Anatolievich Zheligashtov

    In 2015, Khachim Zheligashtov, a public figure from the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), helped repatriates from Syria and low-income families in the KBR. He organized several charity actions.

November 30, 2016 15:19

  • Ruslan Martagov. Photo: RFE/RL Ruslan Magomedovich Martagov

    In 2015, Ruslan Martagov, a political analyst from Chechnya, made a number of statements on arbitrariness of the authorities of the Chechen Republic and persecutions of the dissent.

November 30, 2016 15:15

  • Ruslan Kambiev. Photo: RFE/RL Ruslan Khadji-Muratovich Kambiev

    In 2015, Ruslan Kambiev, a blogger and human rights defender, initiated the creation of an independent North-Caucasian expert-analytical centre, which united human rights defenders, journalists and public activists of the North-Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) and other regions of the country. Mr Kambiev openly stated pressure by the authorities on public activists, the formation of "manual" councils and public chambers in regions, which fail to raise real problems of interest to the society.

April 17, 2015 15:35

  • Khadija Ismayilova. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the 'Caucasian Knot' Khadija Ismayilova

    Azerbaijani journalist, author of the series of journalist reports dealing with state-level corruption in Azerbaijan. On October 24, 2012, she was awarded the Courage of Journalism Award founded by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).

May 09, 2014 10:37

  • Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the ‘Caucasian Knot’. Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev

    On July 9, 2013, in the outskirts of Makhachkala, our colleague, a "Caucasian Knot" correspondent Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev, was shot dead. He set the bar high: being in one of the hottest regions of Northern Caucasus, he wrote on hot topics: human rights violations in Dagestan, crimes committed by law enforcers, and persecutions of religious communities and individual believers. He became the 17th journalist killed in Dagestan in the last 20 years and the second employee of the "Caucasian Knot" killed during performance of his professional duties. We bow our heads before him.

January 18, 2014 11:14

  • Nikolai Viktorovich Yarst

    Nikolai Yarst is a journalist, a correspondent of the "Russian Public TV" TV Channel in Sochi. On May 31, 2013, he was charged with drug possession. The journalist himself and his colleagues believe the charge was fabricated.

January 18, 2014 04:46

  • Andrei Rudomakha. Photo: Mikhail Obozov, http://www.bellona.ru Andrei Vladimirovich Rudomakha

    Andrei Rudomakha is a social activist, a coordinator of the NGO "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus", Chairman of the Krasnodar Regional Branch of the "Yabloko" Party, a member of the international public organization "Network of Black Sea NGOs".

January 18, 2014 01:28

  • Suren Gazaryan. Photo: online newspaper www.kasparov.ru Suren Vladimirovich Gazaryan

    Suren Gazaryan is an activist of the public organization "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus", who was fighting for the preservation of the environment of the Krasnodar Territory, despite being persecuted by law enforcers.

January 18, 2014 00:12

  • Evgeny Gennadyevich Vitishko

    Evgeny Vitishko is an ecological activist from Sochi, Chairman of the public organization "Tuapse Public University", and a member of the Board of the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus".

January 17, 2014 20:21

  • Mikhail Valentinovich Savva

    Mikhail Savva (born November 19, 1964, in Krasnodar) is a Russian human rights defender, political analyst, social and political activist.

April 24, 2004 19:37

  • Bogoraz, Larissa Iosifovna

    A human rights activist, took part in the demonstration in Red Square on August 26, 1968, against sending Warsaw Treaty troops in Czechoslovakia.

November 20, 2003 18:46

  • Buraev, Shamil Dusievich

    Shamil Dusievich Buraev was born on January 28, 1958, in Achkhoi-Martan, Achkhoi-Martan district, Checheno-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (CIASSR), USSR.

May 22, 2003 01:11

  • Sinyagovsky, Vladimir Ilyich

    Politician. Ex-Head of Slavyansk-on-Kuban City's administration and Slavyansky County Administration, Krasnodar Region.

May 21, 2003 04:36

May 21, 2003 04:30

May 21, 2003 04:05

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