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January 17, 2020 21:20

  • Grozny. Photo: Legioner2016 https://ru.wikipedia.org/ Tour operators express scepticism about idea of dress code for guests of Chechnya

    The recommendations of the Chechen Ministry of Tourism on choosing appropriate clothes when visiting the republic were voiced amid a small interest of tourists in the region, note agents of the travel agencies. Dress code tips for Chechen guests are appropriate, but violating those dress code rules will not create problems for tourists, human rights defenders suggest.

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  • Laura Thornton, NDI's resident director in Georgia. Screenshot from video posted by 1tv.ge at: https://1tv.ge/ru/news/lora-tornton-bolshaja-chast-naselenija-schitaet-chto-strana-razvivaetsja-v-nepravilnom-napravlenii/ Residents of Georgia voice decrease in confidence in authorities

    According to a survey published by the National Democratic Institute, more than half of Georgian residents consider the activities of the country's authorities as ineffective. The decline in the confidence in the authorities is caused by the deterioration in the economic situation of people, explain political analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot".

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  • David Gareja Monastery Complex. Photo: Paata Vardanashvili from Tbilisi, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3529065 Georgia: person accused of assaulting border guard arrested

    The court has placed Giorgi Ichukaidze, accused of taking a Georgian border guard hostage on the border with Azerbaijan, behind bars. The man explained that he was not going to attack the border guard, but only wanted to drive Azerbaijani law enforcers away from the David Gareja Monastery Complex.

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  • Relatives of Rezvan Ozdoev in the court. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for the Caucasian Knot Rezvan Ozdoev pleads not guilty to assaulting law enforcer

    At a court hearing in Zheleznovodsk, Ingush activist Rezvan Ozdoev pleaded not guilty to assaulting a fighter of the National Guard of Russia during a rally in March 2019. The defence demanded to question a victim whose name was not disclosed.

January 16, 2020 18:21

  • Men sweeping streets of Grozny. Photo: website of the Grozny Mayorality, http://grozmer.ru/events/v-groznov-prohodjat-massovye-subbotniki.html Chechen policemen force law breakers to sweep streets

    Law enforcers forced residents of the Kurchaloi District, punished for driving in a state of alcoholic intoxication, to clean the mosque territory. One of the chiefs of the Kurchaloi ROVD (District Interior Division) called such violators "terrorists" and promised to seize their cars.

January 16, 2020 17:56

  • OSCE Mission vehicles, Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot OSCE mission registers no shelling attacks in Karabakh conflict zone

    OSCE mission members reported on the calm situation in the Karabakh conflict zone amid a statement about machine gun attacks claimed by Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani side has failed to fulfil the obligation to conduct monitoring, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Nagorno-Karabakh reports.

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January 16, 2020 08:40

  • Alam Abdulmedjidov, one of the convicts under the case of '14 men'. Photo: Gor Aleksanyan for the Caucasian Knot Complaint about torture of convicted Kurchaloi residents sent to ECtHR

    The Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial” has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the interests of fourteen Chechen residents convicted to long sentences for terrorism. Rights defenders assert that law enforcers had forced the convicts to confess by torture and threats.

January 16, 2020 08:30

  • Manvel Grigoryan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot Manvel Grigoryan released from arrest

    The court took into account the findings of the medical board on the state of health of Manvel Grigoryan, a former MP, and set him free under recognizance not to leave.

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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