November 18, 2019 21:17

  • Special forces vehicle at the protest action in Tbilisi, November 18, 2019. Photo by Inna Kukudjanova for the Caucasian Knot Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Tbilisi

    During the dispersal of the protest action in Tbilisi, one activist was detained; the whereabouts of three more are unknown, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports from the venue. Law enforcers used tear gas; there are victims, the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel has reported.

November 18, 2019 21:07

  • Screenshot of Alikhan Tsakaev's Instagram post dated November 14, 2019, Tumso criticizes Argun police boss for joke with threats

    Kadyrov's threats addressed to social network users were followed by a jokingly designed post of Alikhan Tsakaev, the police head of the city of Argun, on the Instagram about the efficiency of a "pistol safety-stop click" and a "bullet in the leg" as methods of influencing people's attitudes and behaviour. In the realities of Chechnya, such a post is not perceived as a joke, the blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, has stated.

November 18, 2019 18:35

  • At the site of the murder of Ibragim Eldjarkiev. Screenshot of the video posted by the  'First Channel' at: Man accused of Ibragim Eldjarkiev's murder arrested in absentia

    In Moscow, a court pronounced a decision to arrest Kureish Kartoev, a native of Ingushetia, who was put on the wanted list for the murder of Ibragim Eldjarkiev, the chief of the Ingush Centre for Combating Extremism (CCE, also known as Centre "E"), and his brother. This has been reported today by the court.

November 18, 2019 18:23

November 18, 2019 16:15

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of November 11-17, 2019

    Protests in Tbilisi related to the MPs' failure to pass a bill to change the electoral system; pickets in Makhachkala held by a father of killed shepherds; opening of checkpoints on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan, – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of November 11-17, 2019, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

November 18, 2019 14:42

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  • Tbilisi rally participants. Photo by Inna Kukudjanova for the Caucasian Knot US and EU react to protests in Tbilisi

    On November 17, in their joint statement, the EU Delegation and the US Embassy to Georgia called on supporters of the opposition, involved in protests, and the Georgian government to retract political confrontation and to start a calm and respectful dialogue.

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November 18, 2019 10:45

  • Flag of Azerbaijan. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Baku: opposition treats ban of picket in support of pensioners as unconstitutional

    The Baku executive authorities have refused to sanction a picket scheduled for November 19 and applied for by the "Movement for Democracy and Welfare" (MDW) with the aim to demand a reduction of the retirement age and higher pensions, Gubad Ibadoglu, an economic expert and the head of the MDW, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

November 17, 2019 09:48

November 17, 2019 09:46

  • Razim Amiraslanly. Photo Deputy chair of "Musavat" Party states falsification of his case

    The consideration of the complaint against the arrest of Razim Amiraslanly, Deputy Chairman of the "Musavat" Party, was postponed at the request of his defence, which found falsifications in the protocol of the court session. Amiraslanly treats his case as falsified.

November 17, 2019 09:38

  • Abu Umar al-Shishani, a deputy military Amir of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization. Photo Georgian law enforcers name Umar al-Shishani's deputy detained in Ukraine

    Abu Umar al-Shishani, a deputy military Amir of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court, who was detained in Ukraine, is Tsezar Tokhosashvili, a native of the Pankisi Gorge. In Tbilisi, he had been sentenced in absentia to imprisonment, the State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia has announced.

November 17, 2019 09:32

November 16, 2019 17:23

  • Consequences of the counter-terrorist operation in the Dagestani settlement of Vremenny, 2014. Five years after special operation, over 40 Dagestani families are still in need of housing

    Dozens of houses in the Dagestani settlement of Vremenny are unfit for residence today, five years after the counter-terrorist operation (CTO), during which people had to abandon their houses. Some villagers could restore their houses on their own; the authorities failed to take any part therein. Compensations for destroyed houses to villagers are under question due to authorities' inaction, lawyers assert.

November 16, 2019 17:18

November 16, 2019 17:13

  • Activists of the organization "For Democracy in Azerbaijan" (AND). Photo by the press service of AND Azerbaijani diplomats refuse to communicate with protesters in Strasbourg

    On November 15, activists of the AND movement held a picket in Strasbourg, demanding from Azerbaijani authorities to release political prisoners and respect the freedoms of speech and assembly. Employees of the Azerbaijani representative at the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) failed to come out and talk to protesters.

November 16, 2019 17:06

  • The "Tangim" Mosque in Makhachkala. Photo by Ilyas Kapiev for the "Caucasian Knot" Dagestan: law enforcers refuse detaining parishioners of "Tangim" Mosque

    The law enforcers, who are regularly conducting raids in the vicinity of the "Tangim" Mosque in Makhachkala, stopped detaining believers. Instead, they write down their personal data and that of the drivers moving in their cars near the mosque. Then, they are called to police stations and persuaded not to attend the mosque, which is considered to be a "Salafi" one, the local believers report.

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