September 16, 2019 23:06

September 16, 2019 22:57

  • Esimat Uspakhadjieva. Screenshot of the video by the "Grozny" TV channel Chechen woman publicly repents of witchcraft

    Esimat Uspakhadjieva has become at least the third in two months heroine of the plot of the "Grozny" TV channel, who repented of providing occult services. Following Ramzan Kadyrov's instruction, law enforcers are searching for people engaged in "fraudulent activities" in Chechnya, the police have explained.

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  • Leyla Chemurzieva. Photo: screenshot of the video by Ayub Musiev on YouTube Ingush woman complains about law enforcers' threats in colony

    Law enforcers are putting pressure on Leyla Chemurzieva, accused of links with militants, demanding from her to testify against residents of Ingushetia unknown to her, her advocate has stated. One of the persons mentioned by law enforcers said that he had never heard of Chemurzieva.

September 16, 2019 13:39

  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of September 9-15, 2019

    Election results on unified voting day in Southern Russia; claim to court after summing up of the voting results at the presidential election in Abkhazia; closing of the border of South Ossetia with Georgia for an indefinite period; searches at offices and homes of Navalny's activists in Southern Russia; President Putin's trip to Dagestan on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the defeat of militants – see the review of these and other events in the Caucasus during the week of September 9-15, 2019, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

September 16, 2019 10:25

  • A member of the election commission in Stepanakert. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot" Karabakh activists upset with election outcomes to Stepanakert Council of Elders

    Among the newly elected members of the Stepanakert Council of Elders there are no women. Rita Mnatsakanyan, an MP of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), has suggested ensuring the election of women to bodies of power at the legislative level. The society is scornfully treating women in politics are, NGO activists believe.

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September 15, 2019 11:43

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  • Picket in Gukovo, September 14, 2019. Photo by Vyacheslav Prudnikov for the Caucasian Knot Gukovo miners distrust promises to pay debts

    The bankruptcy manager has assured that in October, after the sale of underground courses, money will appear to pay off the wage debts to former workers of the "Kingcoal" Company, Tatiana Avachova, a member of the protest group, said at a picket in Gukovo. The picketers noted that this was not the first such promise.

September 15, 2019 11:19

  • Explosion at firing ground in Chechnya. Photo: press service of the Department of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies for Chechnya, Death version of paratrooper in Chechnya raises doubts

    The name of the paratrooper, Mikhail Bezelt, who, according to the official data, blew himself up on a mine in Chechnya, has appeared in the list of Donbass casualties. On the whole, the version of the contractor's death during exercises looks plausible, but it's strange that the exercise area had not been inspected by sappers, the law enforcers interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted.

September 15, 2019 11:06

September 14, 2019 18:48

  • Sekinat Ibragimova, detained in Chechnya for rendering magical services. Screehshot from video reportage by 'Grozny' TV Company, Social media users argue about actuality of fight against witchcraft in Chechnya

    The detention of a witch in Chechnya and the report shown by the "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Company), where she was criticized by a doctor from the Centre for Islamic Medicine, was treated by some social networks commentators as a return to Middle Ages. Their opponents have supported the persecution of sorcerers in the republic.

September 14, 2019 18:33

  • Rights defenders tell Pasquier about political prisoners in Azerbaijan

    After her two-day visit to Baku, Liliane Maury Pasquier, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called for an open dialogue and enhanced cooperation of the Council of Europe with Azerbaijan. The PACE's position can seriously affect the solution of the problem of political prisoners, human rights defenders believe.

September 14, 2019 18:19

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  • At South Ossetia border © Photo: press service of the Frontier Department of Russia's FSB in South Ossetia After meeting in Ergneti, South Ossetia refuses to open Georgian border

    Georgia has refused to remove the block-post erected near the village of Tsnelis, but demanded from South Ossetia to open the border for the passage of residents of the pre-border regions, Irakli Antadze, the spokesman of the Georgian State Security Service (SSS), has stated. The South-Ossetian party will take steps to relieve tensions, if Georgia makes concessions, said Yegor Kochiev, the head of the South-Ossetian delegation.

September 14, 2019 11:25

  • Nika Meliya (centre) joins the discussion of the government programme, Tbilisi, December 20, 2017. Photo by Galina Gotua for the Caucasian Knot Georgia's GPO threatens to arrest Meliya

    Nika Meliya, an MP from the oppositional "United National Movement" Party, has violated the terms of his appointed freedom deprivation measure, when he took part, without a due permit, in a political talk show on a local TV channel, the Georgian General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) has stated. In case of a repeated violation, the GPO threatens to arrest him.

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