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May 17, 2019 08:35

  • A court session in the case of Robert Kocharyan. May 19, 2019. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot" NKR presidents pledge for Robert Kocharyan

    Bako Saakyan, the head of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), and his predecessor, Arkady Gukasyan, have guaranteed to the court that the second President of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, will not hide if released from custody. Mr Kocharyan has denied the use of Karabakh soldiers to disperse demonstrators in 2008.

May 17, 2019 08:33

  • Georgian miners. Photo: REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Miners go on strike in Georgia

    Georgian miners have come out to a protest action in the city of Chiatura, demanding an increase in wages and improved working conditions. They also called on the country's authorities to publish the results of the examination of the mines in Tkibuli, where miners died.

May 17, 2019 08:31

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  • Ramzan Kadyrov (on the right) and Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Collage by the "Caucasian Knot". Photo: AAMTSN https://ru.wikipedia.org  Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS Chechen authorities start dialogue with residents amid Abdurakhmanov's criticism

    Through the programmes "Special Talk" and "Social Advocate", the authorities respond to communal problems in Chechnya, local residents said. The programmes with the participation of officials are intended to show authorities' democracy against the background of the criticism exhibited by the popular blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, members of the Assembly of Caucasian Nations believe.

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May 16, 2019 21:25

  • Mikhail Gazaev. Photo: screenshot of the video by M-1 Global
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1028&v=WLO-k3DZsk8 MMA champion arrested for attacking policemen in North Ossetia

    The court granted the investigators' requests concerning a pre-trial restriction measure to three men detained for attacking inspectors of the road-and-patrol service (known as DPS) in the Ardon District. Two of them, including Mikhail Gazaev, the MMA European champion, were arrested, and the third detainee was left under house arrest.

May 16, 2019 21:21

  • Detention of Georgy Guev, a native of North Ossetia. Screenshot of the video by TASS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYQEb5nf0Iw&feature=youtu.be Native of North Ossetia detained in case on IS financing

    In Moscow, law enforcers detained Georgy Guev, a native of North Ossetia, who for four years transferred 50 million roubles to militants from the "Islamic State" (a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court), the FSB reported.

May 16, 2019 13:59

  • Giyas Ibragimov and Bairam Mamedov, activists of the movement "Nida". Photo: screenshot of Samir AsadLi's page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/samirasadli?__tn__=%2Cd*F*F-R&eid=ARDJLiwkTgfARNF6rdOy_m92mCY3RsJPtoHkz3NhNWr9mXYhPxShguuOFC1IFJnERc2wpENqENKR2xN4&tn-str=*F Azerbaijani oppositionists turn payment of fine into protest action

    Giyas Ibragimov and Bairam Mamedov, activists of the movement "Nida", used coins of the lowest value to pay the fines imposed on them by the court. The activists brought a bag of small coins to the bank. According to the activists, by their action, they wanted to draw public attention to the meanness of civil servants who imposed fines on activists.

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May 16, 2019 11:29

  • Nikol Pashinyan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Gallup International's survey shows drop in credit of Nikol Pashinyan's personnel

    Significantly lower number of Armenian residents positively assesses the personnel policy of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, but his personal rating remains quite high. This follows from the Gallup International's survey. The real rating of the Armenian Prime Minister fell more dramatically, and that can be explained by his poor work, believes political consultant Armen Badalyan.

May 16, 2019 11:14

May 16, 2019 08:53

  • Journalists at the court sessions on the case of Robert Kocharyan. May 15, 2019. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Armenian court refuses to close Robert Kocharyan's trial

    After an advocate offered to disclose the testimony of one of the witnesses, the prosecutor demanded to hold the court sessions on of Robert Kocharyan behind closed doors, but the court rejected this demand. About 200 Kocharyan's supporters and opponents rallied at the courthouse.

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May 15, 2019 21:07

May 15, 2019 21:04

  • The police in Azerbaijan detains an activist. Photo: REUTERS/Aziz Karimov Activists criticize EU's reaction to human rights violations in Azerbaijan

    In its annual report on human rights, the European Union (EU) has claimed persecutions of journalists and restrictions on lawyers' work in Azerbaijan. In this regard, rights defenders and oppositionists believe that the EU fails to make use of all the influence tools to solve the human rights problem in Azerbaijan.

May 15, 2019 20:36

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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