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November 11, 2019 23:50

  • An armed man. War in Syria. Photo: REUTERS/Aboud Hamam Armenian priest killed in Syria

    Ovsep Petoyan, a spiritual pastor of the Armenian Catholic community of Qamishli, and his father were shot dead in the north-east of Syria. The responsibility for the killings was claimed by the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court.

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  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov (on the left) and Chingiz Akhmadov. Screenshots of the videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leVmyLRisZQ and https://www.instagram.com/p/B2rKiMpIgXg/ Collage by the "Caucasian Knot" Blogger Abdurakhmanov announces new Chechen authorities' campaign against him

    Chingiz Akhmadov, Director of the "Chechnya Today" Agency, has posted a video on the Instagram accusing Tumso Abdurakhmanov of lying. He quoted the blogger's saying about people from Chechnya who might have been involved in the murder in Germany of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili. According to Abdurakhmanov, the Chechen authorities have launched a new campaign aimed to discredit him.

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  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events on November 4-10, 2019

    Celebrations of National Unity Day and anniversary of the October Revolution in Southern Russia; mass protests in Georgia and Armenia; start of trial on major fire in Rostov-on-Don; rally of former "Electrozink" worker in Vladikavkaz, – read about these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of November 4-10, 2019, in a review prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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  • Barakh Chemurziev, the chairman of the public movement "Support of Ingushetia", and Musa Malsagov, the head of the Ingush branch of the Russian Red Cross. Screenshot from video posted by Public movement 'Opora Ingushetii'. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCul7SXfaP1AZeYDYkiWZMQg Two Ingush protest leaders turn to ECtHR

    The advocates of Musa Malsagov, the head of the Ingush branch of the Russian Red Cross, and Barakh Chemurziev, the chairman of the public movement "Support of Ingushetia", arrested within the case of the March rally in Magas, have reported to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) about the violation of their clients' rights.

November 10, 2019 11:11

  • Law enforcers of Ingushetia in Magas. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Trifonov's resignation shows Putin's discontent with NCFD law enforcers

    Law enforcement bodies of the North-Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) are not efficient; and the resignation of Igor Trifonov, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Karachay-Cherkessian Republic (KChR) is an attempt to change the situation, the experts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

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  • Protest against the screening of the film "And then we danced". Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot Police report 28 detainees in Tbilisi and Batumi

    Administrative protocols have been drawn up on 27 protesters against the screening of the film "And then we danced" in Georgia. Another LGBT opponent is suspected of attacking a girl who wanted to get into the cinema.

November 09, 2019 12:30

  • Ramzan Kadyrov at a meeting with the Chechen government, November 5, 2019. Screenshot from the video posted by ChGTRK 'Grozny' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPQzE5F2u0w BBC excludes any distortions in translating Kadyrov's speech

    The press secretary of Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the BBC employees of incorrectly translating the statement by the head of Chechnya, who demanded harsh punishment of critics on the Internet. Kadyrov's words were translated correctly, the press service of the BBC has assured.

November 09, 2019 12:19

  • Talish residents evacuated to Alashan. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Forced migrants return to pre-border village of Talish

    In Nagorno-Karabakh, 42 families returned to the pre-border village of Talish, restored after the war, from the city of Alashan, where they lived temporarily. In Talish, the problems with electricity, water supply and communication have been solved; a new school was opened.

November 09, 2019 12:04

November 09, 2019 11:49

  • Flags of Ingushetia and Russia. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Liquidation case of Ingush Council of Teips suspended

    The court has agreed with the arguments of the advocate of the Council of Teips of the Ingush People and postponed the consideration of the lawsuit lodged by the authorities and demanding to liquidate the Council. The trial will resume after decision making on other cases initiated against the Council of Teips.

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