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November 17, 2019 09:32

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  • Consequences of the counter-terrorist operation in the Dagestani settlement of Vremenny, 2014. https://memohrc.org/ru/news/dagestan-itogi-specoperacii-v-poselke-vremennyy-foto 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 https://www.facebook.com/azerbaycannaminedemokratiya/photos/a.158614667924657/793646984421419/?type=3&theater 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.

November 16, 2019 12:33

  • Al Bara Shishani, a native of Georgia. Photo from the official website of the Security Service of Ukraine https://ssu.gov.ua/ua/news/1/category/2/view/6716#.HQbF3DHr.dpbs Umar al-Shishani's deputy detained in Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (known as SBU) has announced the detention of Al Bara Shishani, a native of Georgia and one of the key leaders of the "Islamic State" (IS, earlier, the ISIL), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court.

November 16, 2019 12:28

  • The border between Georgia and South Ossetia. Photo: REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Georgian doctor arrested in South Ossetia

    A court has ruled to arrest Vazha Gaprindashvili, a Georgian doctor, who was detained for breaching the border with South Ossetia. Tbilisi doctors and the Georgian "Young Lawyers' Association" have urged to release him, pointing to the humanitarian crisis associated with the closure of the border by South-Ossetian authorities.

November 16, 2019 11:32

  • The police officers on the border with Ingushetia. Photo: REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev Social network users criticize erection of posts on Chechen-Dagestani border

    The opening by Chechnya of law enforcers' posts on the border with Dagestan less than a year after Ramzan Kadyrov offered to remove all the checkpoints in Northern Caucasus was treated by social network users as inconsistent. Local residents fear that the new posts will complicate the traffic among the republics. Chechen authorities have explained the measure by the need to control the border section with Dagestan.

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  • The journalist Khadija Ismayilova (in the center) is talking to a police officer. Baku. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Azerbaijani activists find actions against domestic violence to be efficient

    The Azerbaijan's accession to the Istanbul Convention will oblige the country's authorities to open statistics on domestic violence and more efficiently protect women's rights, activists have stated. After the actions held in defence of women in Baku, the police began more actively reacting to cases of domestic violence.

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