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April 16, 2021 22:18

  • Policemen watching how a car with Ibragim Gadjiev inside is being covered with a canvas, April 2, 2021. Photo by Rasul Magomedov for the Caucasian Knot Ibragim Gadjiev estimates damage from police actions at a million roubles

    Ibragim Gadjiev, a witness in a case against Ashikov brothers, filed a lawsuit to the Sovetsky District Court of Makhachkala. Ibragim Gadjiev requested the Court to declare unjustified the actions of law enforcers during a search in his house. The man also requested compensation for moral damage in the amount of one million roubles to be collected from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

April 16, 2021 18:52

  • A flag held by a participant of the rally in Magas, October 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Tagir Galaev sentenced in case on Magas rally

    The Zheleznovodsk City Court recognized Tagir Galaev as a participant of an attack on law enforcers in the course of a rally in Magas and sentenced him to seven months of imprisonment. At the same time, taking into account the period of time spent by Tagir Galaev in custody, the Court pronounced a decision to release the defendant at the courtroom, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial”* reports today.

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  • Tulip Festival in Kalmykia. Photo by Nikolai Bolshev for the Caucasian Knot Tulip Festival in Kalmykia attracts tourists amid pandemic

    An influx of tourists is expected to the Tulip Festival scheduled in the Tselinny District of Kalmykia; all the tickets for the cruise train from Moscow have been sold out; and hotel rooms have been booked, the organizers report. Tourist professionals have noted that because of the pandemic, Kalmykia has favourable conditions for the development of domestic tourism.

April 16, 2021 11:39

  • Damaged house in Nalchik. Photo courtesy of Liza Shak Woman from Nalchik blames developer of trying to destroy her house and seize land plot

    The workers engaged in the demolition of dilapidated houses in Nalchik have damaged the nearby house owned by Tamara Tlevasova, a local resident. The house was deliberately damaged in order to later recognize it as an emergency structure and alienate the land plot, Tamara has stated in her complaint addressed to the Public Prosecutor of Kabardino-Balkaria.

April 16, 2021 10:23

April 16, 2021 08:27

  • Murad Manapov. Screenshot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQJqqVyYs-4&t=4s Activist of Makhachkala Navalny's office tells about his detention

    Murad Manapov, an employee of the Navalny's office in Makhachkala, told the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial"* that at the police station, law enforcers demanded from him to tell about the plans of the office and about his relatives; he received several blows and threats of torture.

April 16, 2021 08:12

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April 15, 2021 19:33

  • Magomed Gadaev. Screenshot of Instagram post: http://www.instagram.com/p/CNqA3VOhnL- Instagram users treat a video with Gadaev as staged

    A video with Magomed Gadaev, deported from France, disseminated on the evening of April 14 on social media, was filmed in a basement, the man’s smile looks not natural, and he himself is wearing a winter jacket, which does not correspond to the season, users of the social media note.

April 15, 2021 19:09

  • The UN logo on the window. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar Human rights defenders urge to involve UN in investigation into executions in Chechnya

    The Russian authorities avoid examining the evidence of extrajudicial killings in Chechnya, states the Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial”*. The human rights defenders requested the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to oblige Russia to involve international institutions in the investigation and to send a UN working group on enforced disappearances to Northern Caucasus.

April 15, 2021 18:54

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  • Magomed Gadaev. Screenshot of Instagram post: http://www.instagram.com/p/CNqA3VOhnL- Advocate gives details of his meeting with Magomed Gadaev in Chechnya

    Law enforcers have summoned an advocate to Magomed Gadaev, a Chechen native, who was deported from France; the detainee himself wrote a refusal to use the services of a human rights defender. There were no visible traces of torture on Gadaev's body; and he refused to communicate in private, the advocate, Semyon Tsvetkov, has stated.

April 15, 2021 14:57

April 15, 2021 11:06

  • Screenshot: http://www.instagram.com/p/CNpviZNp6fC/ Urus-Martan woman publicly reprimanded for witchcraft

    Law enforcers have detained Lipa Israilova, a 65-year-old resident of Urus-Martan, for providing occult services. After a public conversation with Adam Elzhurkaev, a doctor from the Centre of Islamic Medicine, she has partially admitted her guilt, the "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company) has informed.

April 15, 2021 10:52

April 15, 2021 08:55

  • Murad Manapov with journalists and activists who came to meet him after he had been released, April 14, 2021. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the Caucasian Knot Assistant coordinator of Navalny's Makhachkala office released

    Law enforcers would not allow Murad Manapov, the detained employee of the Navalny's office in Makhachkala, to contact his family and an advocate, and forced him, under pressure, to sign the protocol, the activist said after his release. Manapov intends to appeal against his detention and arrest.

April 15, 2021 08:33

  • Eldar Gasanov. Screenshot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dP_8Eoonye Lawyers call on Azeri President to release Eldar Gasanov

    Eldar Gasanov, a detained former Azerbaijani ambassador to Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, needs serious treatment because his health condition threatens his life, his advocates have stated. They called on President Ilham Aliev to help provide treatment to Gasanov and change his freedom restriction measure.

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