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September 18, 2020 12:23

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  • Hunger-strikers Lia Bezhashvili (left) and Manana Sikharulidze (centre). Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot Tbilisi hunger-strikers claim authorities' indifference to their demands

    The women who are on their hunger strike for the tenth day in front of the Georgian parliament have to periodically call ambulances due to deterioration in their health. An action demanding a large-scale amnesty was also held near the office of the ruling party, but no one came out to the protesters.

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September 17, 2020 22:27

  • Murad Aslamkhanov. Screenshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWcdEMBG_iQ Kadyrov's critic Aslamkhanov detained in Austria

    The Austrian police detained blogger Murad Aslamkhanov and his brother Mukharbek on the charge of illegal possession of firearms. Earlier, the blogger had recorded a threatening video appeal to the leader of Chechnya.

September 17, 2020 21:53

  • Tofig Yagublu. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Doctors report about Tofig Yagublu's severe condition

    On the 16th day of the hunger strike, the health state of Azerbaijani oppositionist Tofig Yagublu remains severe, and he is on the verge of coma, his attending doctor reports. Activists from among the Azerbaijani intelligentsia called on the country's authorities to release Tofig Yagublu.

September 17, 2020 18:26

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  • Gurban Mamedov. Photo: https://www.ru.bakucity.az/news/2881552/gurban-mamedov-zaderzan-v-turcii Azerbaijani oppositionist Gurban Mamedov detained in Turkey

    In Turkey, law enforcers detained Gurban Mamedov. The authorities of Azerbaijani put the man on the international wanted list under the charge of calling for riots and overthrowing the government, reports Goshgar Mamedov, a son of the oppositionist.

September 17, 2020 18:03

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  • Combat positions of the Armenian Army. Photo: press service of the Ministr of Defence of Armenia, https://mil.am/hy/news/8366 Azerbaijan claims shelling of three villages in conflict zone

    The positions of Azerbaijani military deployed in villages located on the Armenian border and in the Karabakh conflict zone, were shelled for 30 times during the last 24 hours, including from sniper rifles and machine guns, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has informed.

September 17, 2020 14:58

September 17, 2020 11:04

  • OMON vehicle driving into the courtyard. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the Caucasian Knot Crimean Tatars rally in Rostov-on-Don after verdict in "Hizb ut-Tahrir"* case

    The Southern Regional Military Court in Rostov-on-Don has sentenced seven defendants in the "Bakhchysarai" case of the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" (treated as a terrorist organization and banned in Russia by the court) to long prison terms, while acquitting one of them. A support group for political prisoners held an action with posters in support of the convicts.

September 17, 2020 10:49

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  • Tofig Yagublu. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Baku police stops action in defence of Tofig Yagublu

    On September 16, about ten female activists of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) came to the building of the City Hospital Clinic to rally in support of the oppositionist, Tofig Yagublu. The police detained three protesters and released them an hour later.

September 17, 2020 08:38

  • Tofig Yagublu has blood transfusion

    The health condition of the Azerbaijani oppositionist Tofig Yagublu, who has been on a hunger strike for 15 days, has somewhat stabilized after a blood transfusion, his doctor has informed.

September 17, 2020 08:27

  • European Court of Human Rights. Photo: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler ECtHR intervenes into Umarov's disappearance case

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is considering special security measures for Movsar Umarov, a resident of Chechnya, whose escape during a special operation was announced by law enforcers, the "Committee against Torture" (CaT) has reported.

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Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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