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  • Residents of chechnya at the subbotnik (voluntary cleaning works on Saturdays). Screenshot of the video by the Grozny TV channel Chechen residents report methods of forced large-scale subbotniks

    In Chechnya, under the threat of dismissal, public sector employees have to paint trees and collect damage on roads and cemeteries in their free time, local residents complain. Thousands of people participate in subbotniks (voluntary cleaning works on Saturdays) in Chechnya, the republic's authorities report.

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  • Logo of the "Freedom House". Photo: "Freedom House" highlights harassment of journalists in Azerbaijan

    The international organization "Freedom House" is deeply concerned over attacks and intimidation of journalists in a number of OSCE member states, including in Azerbaijan. The human rights defenders called on the authorities to stop harassing journalists and the media. 

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  • The police officers at a protest action in Azerbaijan. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot" Seven figurants in Ganja riot case sentenced to prison terms

    A court in Baku sentenced seven defendants in the case of participation in the riots in Ganja to imprisonment for the terms from 2 to 20 years. They refused to plead guilty, Arzu Abdulla, a member of the Public Committee for Protection of Defendants' Rights, has stated.

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  • Magomed Idrisov (on the left) and Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo: screenshot of the post on Makha Idrisov's page on Instagram Kadyrov's friend Makha Idrisov detained, a source reports

    Law enforcers conduct searches at home of Magomed Idrisov, who shows his friendship with the leader of Chechnya on social networks, the "Caucasian Knot" has been informed by a source from the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

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  • The North-Caucasian District Court. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the "Caucasian Knot" Dagestan: Kurbanov brothers refuse to plead guilty of terrorism

    The brothers Ismail and Mukhtar Kurbanov from the Kayakent District of Dagestan joined an illegal armed formation (IAF), stored explosives, while the younger, Mukhtar, fought for the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation by the court in Syria, the prosecution has stated. The brothers have refused to plead guilty.

September 19, 2019 10:47

  • Noble Partner 2017 military exercises and a woman wearing a T-shirt with the inscription "USSR". Collage by the "Caucasian Knot". Photo: REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili, Inna Kukudjanova for the "Caucasian Knot" Opinion poll reveals paradox of Georgia's aspiration for NATO and nostalgia for USSR

    Most residents of Georgia support the course towards joining the European Union and the NATO, while 41% of them are negatively assessing the collapse of the USSR, sociologists assert. The Soviet period attracts people by a low level of officials' corruption and better operation of courts, while they associate joining the NATO with ensuring the country's security, political analysts believe.

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  • Ikram Ragimov, a journalist. Screenshot of Baku court commutes Ragimov's punishment

    A court in Baku has reduced the prison term of Ikram Ragimov, the editor-in-chief of the "" website, from 5.5 years to 3 years in prison. The defence intends to appeal against the ruling.

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  • The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Photo: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler Journalists beaten up in Ingushetia appeal to ECtHR

    Complaints on behalf of the journalists and human rights defenders, who suffered in an attack on the minibus of the Consolidated Mobile Group (CMG) in Ingushetia in March 2016, have been lodged to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), the Committee against Torture (CaT) has stated.

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