April 13, 2021 22:27

  • Elchin Mamed. Screenshot: OPHRD launches a campaign in defence of Elchin Mamed

    The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders called on the authorities of Azerbaijan to immediately release journalist Elchin Mamed and provide him with adequate medical care and treatment. A mother of the imprisoned journalist called his health state severe.

April 13, 2021 22:07

  • Magomed Gadaev. Screenshot: Advocate finds out whereabouts of Magomed Gadaev

    Magomed Gadaev, deported from France and handed over to Chechen law enforcers in Novy Urengoy, is being kept at a police department of Urus-Martan, but no advocates have been yet allowed to visit him, the “Caucasian Knot” has been informed by Tatiana Lokshina, the associate director for Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia division.

April 13, 2021 21:54

  • Relatives of Armenian prisoners of war block the Arman-Gyumri highway and the road from the village of Orom to Ashotsk in Shirak region in protest against the disrupted return of soldiers from Azerbaijan, April 9, 2021. Screenshot: POWs’ relatives block administration building in Shirak Region

    Relatives of prisoners of war (POWs) and of soldiers missed in action blocked the entrance to the administration of the Shirak Region. They demand a meeting with the Prime Minister of Armenia. The problem of POWs remains unresolved despite several meetings with the authorities, the protestors claim.

April 13, 2021 18:44

  • Advocate: Artsuev’s relatives refuse help for fear of deportation

    Relatives of Lezi Artsuev, a native of Chechnya, deported from France to Russia, refused the help of an advocate after it turned out that Lezi Artsuev had been taken to Gudermes, his former defender reported. The advocate associates the decision of the Lezi Artsuev’s relatives with their fear of being deported as well.

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  • Mikhail Kreindlin, Roman Domaschenko. Photo:, press service of the Law Bureau 'Domashchenko and Partners' Greenpeace criticizes plans to build "Dolina Vasta" resort in Sochi

    The construction of the new "Dolina Vasta" (Vasta Valley) ski resort in Sochi is illegal, the Russian branch of the environmental Greenpeace has stated. The construction of a new ski resort on the lands of the Sochi National Park will lead to the destruction of natural complexes, ecologists assert.

April 13, 2021 13:03

  • Participant of a solo pickets holds a banner in support of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, January 2021. Photo by Ilyas Kapiev for the Caucasian Knot Gadjiev's colleagues hold pickets in his support

    At their solo pickets held in Makhachkala, Magomed Magomedov and Magdi Kamalov, the deputy editor-in-chief and the founder of the "Chernovik" (Draft) weekly edition, accordingly, demanded to set the journalist Abdulmumin Gadjiev free and put an end to the practice of unjustified arrests.

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  • Participants of a protest action on the road leading to the construction area of the Namakhvan hydroelectric power plant, March 4, 2021. Screenshot: JAMnews Clashes with police break out in Namakhvani

    Policemen have set up a cordon and would not let protesters against the construction of the hydroelectric power plant (HPP) near the village of Namakhvani, who tried to break through the cordon. One of the women-defenders of the Rioni River Gorge lost consciousness in the clash.

April 12, 2021 22:39

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  • Hostages are taken in a clothing store in Vladikavkaz, April 12, 2021. Photo by Toma Agkatseva for the Caucasian Knot Police rescue hostages in Vladikavkaz

    Today, hostages have been taken in a clothing store in Vladikavkaz. The police detained a suspect, who threatened with an explosion, and the hostages were not injured, sources from the law enforcement bodies report.

April 12, 2021 21:15

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  • Human rights defenders appeal against refusal to investigate extrajudicial executions in Chechnya

    The details of the extrajudicial killings in Chechnya made public by Suleiman Gezmakhmaev give grounds to cancel the decision to refuse to institute a criminal case on the killings of 27 people, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial”* announces today. The human rights defenders request the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) to study the testimony of the former Chechen law enforcer and question his colleagues.

April 12, 2021 18:30

  • Police at the government building in Yerevan, March 2021. Screenshot: POWs’ parents demand a meeting with Pashinyan

    Relatives of the prisoners of war (POWs) and soldiers missed in action during the autumn war in the Nagorno-Karabakh gathered in front of the building of the government and the residence of the President of Armenia. Participants of the protest action near the government building are seeking a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the presence of the media.

April 12, 2021 17:53

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of April 5-11, 2021

    Change of the leader in North Ossetia; films about residents of Southern Russia and Southern Caucasus at the “Artdocfest” documentary film festival; Nikol Pashinyan’s meeting with Vladimir Putin and protests in connection with the failed attempt to return home Armenian prisoners of war, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of April 5-11, 2021, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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