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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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  • Screenshot of a parody video about Kadyrov. Video posted on the Ozod Bobo YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Ep1zoZAug&feature=youtu.be Blogger apologizes for his parody video about Ramzan Kadyrov

    Sasha Tileks, an author of parody videos, apologized in public for a story, in which rapper Timati resorted to the help of the leader of Chechnya to solve the problems of the "Black Star" company. Instagram users laughed at the blogger who called Ramzan Kadyrov a "global personality."

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  • Defendants in the case of the "Yalta unit" during the verdict. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the "Caucasian Knot" EU criticizes verdict in Crimean Muslims' case

    On November 13, the European Union (EU) demanded to cancel the verdict to six convicts in Rostov-on-Don under the case of the "Yalta unit" of an organization banned in Russia. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called to increase pressure on Russia in connection with the verdict.

November 14, 2019 12:06

  • Participants of the protest action of students and university teachers in Yerevan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Students' protests in Yerevan supported by teachers

    About 50 teachers of the Yerevan State University (YSU) went on strike in support of the students who oppose the initiative to make the study of the Armenian history, language and literature optional at non-humanitarian departments. The teachers have urged activists to discuss this issue without political speculation.

November 14, 2019 11:59

  • Abdulmumin Gadjiev. Screenshot of the post on Magomed Ismailov's page on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B4zYlw9gSxu/ MMA fighter Ismailov stands up for journalist Gadjiev

    Magomed Ismailov, a MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, has regretted that he knew about the arrest of the journalist, Abdulmumin Gadjiev, but did not comment thereon, and promised that he would now follow the fate of the Dagestani journalist.

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