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  • Screenshot from video posted by 'Grozny' TV Company, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty_BSl4Rxgg Three residents of Chechnya repent for witchcraft

    In the Urus-Martan District of Chechnya, two women and a man were detained and accused by the authorities of engaging in witchcraft (devilry). On September 21, a report on this topic was shown in the news programme of "Grozny" TV company.

September 23, 2019 11:16

  • Afgan Mukhtarly. Photo: RFE/RL press service Journalist Afghan Mukhtarly goes on hunger strike

    During his visit to the journalist, Afgan Mukhtarly, who is kept in an Azerbaijani jail, his advocate, Nemat Kerimli, complained about violence and pressure. The convicted journalist has gone on a hunger strike, demanding an objective investigation into the complaints lodged by his advocate.

September 23, 2019 11:03

September 23, 2019 10:53

  • Protesting women in the lobby of the Ministry for Refugees, Labour, Health and Social Affairs. Photo by Beslan Kmozov for the Caucasian Knot Georgia: protesting refugee refuse to leave ministry

    In Tbilisi, forced migrants are holding an action demanding to provide them with housing. For the whole weekend securities locked ten protesting women in the lobby of the Ministry for Refugees, Labour, Health and Social Affairs.

September 22, 2019 11:39

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  • Screenshot of Apti Alaudinov's post on Instagram on September 20, 2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/B2oYnU9Fh2a/ Makhi Idrisov supported by Chechen police boss

    Apti Alaudinov, a deputy head of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), has posted a group photo with Ramzan Kadyrov and Makhi Idrisov, who is suspected of arms trafficking, stating "temporary problems of his brother." The operative record, in which Idrisov treated himself as a jobless person and the arsenal seized from him as legal, has caused discontent among Instagram users.

September 22, 2019 11:30

  • Azerbaijani law enforcers detain 25 oppositionists

    Policemen have detained the participants of the sitting of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) and accused them of violating the rules for holding meetings and issued warnings to them. The PFPA treats it as law enforcers' pressure on the opposition.

September 22, 2019 11:23

  • Participants of the hunger strike in Makhachkala. Photo by Timur Isaev for the "Caucasian Knot" Number of veterans of Afghan War hunger-striking in Makhachkala doubled

    On the fifth day of the hunger strike, held in Makhachkala by veterans of the Afghan War, about 20 more protesters have joined the action. The hunger-strikers claim that a thousand veterans were expelled from the housing waiting list under the pretext of losing their documents on participation in the Afghan War.

September 22, 2019 11:12

September 22, 2019 11:07

  • Makhachkala Imam reports law enforcers' threats to believers

    Law enforcers summon parishioners of the "Tangim" mosque and threaten to put them on the so-called "prophylactic registration", Nigmatula Radjabov, the mosque Imam, has stated. The official reasons for the raids on the mosque are not related to the religion, but only the "Tangim" receive such threats, Idris Yusupov, a journalist, has confirmed.

September 21, 2019 22:04

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  • Journalists beaten up in Ingushetia assess prospects of their complaints to ECtHR

    The journalists and rights defenders, who suffered, when their minibus of the Joint Mobile Group (JMG) was attacked in Ingushetia in 2016, have complained to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), indicating violations of five articles of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). However, the victims have no hope that their complaints to the ECtHR will contribute to the resumption of an effective investigation of their case in Russia.

September 21, 2019 15:21

  • Residents of South Ossetia celebrate the Republic Day. Photo by Marina Kotaeva for the "Caucasian Knot" Residents of South Ossetia mark Republic Day with parade and mass festivities

    On the occasion of the Republic Day in South Ossetia, four days-off were announced, September 20-23. According to the tradition, residents of Tskhinvali, the capital, came to the military parade and festivities, although not everyone knows the meaning of the holiday. In 1990, with the proclamation of the South Ossetian Republic, the process of the collapse of the USSR began, said Mamuka Areshidze, a Georgian political analyst.

September 21, 2019 15:17

September 21, 2019 11:38

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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