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July 18, 2019 11:30

  • Opposition activist detained at protest action in Baku

    On July 17, law enforcers disrupted the picket organized by activists of the "Musavat" Party in front of the Iranian Embassy in Baku. More than 10 people were detained. Later, the protesters were released, except for Elman Guliev, the leader of the "Musavat" youth organization.

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July 18, 2019 08:34

  • Vladimir Putin and Kamzan Kadyrov. Photo: press service of the Administration of the President of Russia, http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/51567/photos/43701 Analysts compare appointments in Kadyrov's administration with Kremlin's cadre practices

    Idris Baisultanov, a Ramzan Kadyrov's cousin, has become a deputy to his fellow villager Galas Taimaskhanov, appointed earlier to the post of the head of the administration of the head of Chechnya. This demonstrates the family-clannish cadre policy that is characteristic not only of Chechnya, but also of the federal authorities, the experts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

July 18, 2019 08:27

  • Kemal Bytdaev. Screenshot from programme broadcasted by 'Arkhyz 24' TV Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=157&v=_QzGy_rIAu0 CPRF leader in KChR treats his detention as political persecution

    Kemal Bytdaev, the head of the branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) in the Karachay-Cherkessian Republic (KChR), has been detained within the case of organizing an unsanctioned rally in Cherkessk the capital of the republic. Bytdaev himself and his comrades accuse the authorities of political pressure on the party in connection with the elections to the republic's parliament.

July 18, 2019 08:20

  • Pretrial detention center. Photo: © Elena Sineok, Yuga.ru Advocates report pressure on arrested Ingush activists

    The defence of the Ingush activists, Akhmet Barakhoev, Musa Malsagov, Malsag Uzhakhov and Barakh Chemurziev has appealed against their removal from Ingushetia and the denial of access to the case materials. The activists are intimidated and blackmailed, said the advocates.

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  • WIndow with traces from exploded shell, Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Head of Armenian village reports about shelling attacks on houses and fields

    Last night, the Azerbaijani armed forces have shelled an Armenian village, and bullets hit roofs of houses, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Armenia reports. According to the head of the rural community, starting from July 11, the Azerbaijani armed forces are shelling the sown fields for a fire to break out there.

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  • Law enforcers detain protesters in Ganja

    On July 16, at a protest action, mothers of the men, arrested in the "Ganja case", demanded to release their sons and investigate their complaints of torture. Law enforcers stopped the protest action and detained the protestors, but soon set them free.

July 17, 2019 10:55

July 17, 2019 08:39

  • Meeting of Vladimir Putin and Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo: Kremlin press service, http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/57797/photos/54275 Kadyrov copies Putin's practice of manual ruling

    Authorities of Chechnya are promptly solving residents' problems voiced out on air of the programme with Ramzan Kadyrov broadcast on the local TV. Kadyrov has entirely copied the practice of "Direct Lines" with Putin, the political analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted.

July 17, 2019 08:30

July 16, 2019 23:09

  • Vremenny village after special operation, December 2014. Photo: press service of HRC ‘Memorial’, http://memohrc.org Court supports Vremenny residents in their claim against authorities

    The Supreme Court (SC) of Dagestan refused to grant the appeal filed by the authorities of the Untsukul District to challenge the verdict about their inaction on paying compensations to residents of the Vremenny village for their houses that had been destroyed during a counterterrorist operation (CTO).

July 16, 2019 22:35

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July 16, 2019 17:40

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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