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  • Relatives of Rezvan Ozdoev in the court. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for the Caucasian Knot Rezvan Ozdoev pleads not guilty to assaulting law enforcer

    At a court hearing in Zheleznovodsk, Ingush activist Rezvan Ozdoev pleaded not guilty to assaulting a fighter of the National Guard of Russia during a rally in March 2019. The defence demanded to question a victim whose name was not disclosed.

January 16, 2020 18:21

  • Men sweeping streets of Grozny. Photo: website of the Grozny Mayorality, http://grozmer.ru/events/v-groznov-prohodjat-massovye-subbotniki.html Chechen policemen force law breakers to sweep streets

    Law enforcers forced residents of the Kurchaloi District, punished for driving in a state of alcoholic intoxication, to clean the mosque territory. One of the chiefs of the Kurchaloi ROVD (District Interior Division) called such violators "terrorists" and promised to seize their cars.

January 16, 2020 17:56

  • OSCE Mission vehicles, Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot OSCE mission registers no shelling attacks in Karabakh conflict zone

    OSCE mission members reported on the calm situation in the Karabakh conflict zone amid a statement about machine gun attacks claimed by Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani side has failed to fulfil the obligation to conduct monitoring, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Nagorno-Karabakh reports.

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  • Alam Abdulmedjidov, one of the convicts under the case of '14 men'. Photo: Gor Aleksanyan for the Caucasian Knot Complaint about torture of convicted Kurchaloi residents sent to ECtHR

    The Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial” has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the interests of fourteen Chechen residents convicted to long sentences for terrorism. Rights defenders assert that law enforcers had forced the convicts to confess by torture and threats.

January 16, 2020 08:30

  • Manvel Grigoryan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot Manvel Grigoryan released from arrest

    The court took into account the findings of the medical board on the state of health of Manvel Grigoryan, a former MP, and set him free under recognizance not to leave.

January 16, 2020 08:22

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January 15, 2020 21:04

  • Semyon Ateev. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for the Caucasian Knot Court fines initiator of failed rally in Elista

    The Elista City Court imposed a fine of 5000 roubles on activist Semyon Ateev, who sought holding a rally against Dmitry Trapeznikov. The rally was not sanctioned by the authorities and did not take place, but Semyon Ateev should have notified the authorities concerning changing his mind about holding the event, the court decided. The activist says he intends to appeal against the court's decision.

January 15, 2020 18:36

  • Screenshot of Instagram post about prevention of a terror attack in Germany, https://www.instagram.com/p/B7TI0a9K0Pe/ Instagram users argue about detention of Chechen natives in Germany

    Natives of Chechnya could not prepare a terror act in the country which granted asylum to them, and the German law enforcement authorities did not provide any objective reasons for their detention, note commentators on Instagram. Germany is a rule-of-law state, and fabrication of criminal cases by the law enforcement authorities is excluded there, other social network users argue.

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  • Thorhild Sunna Evarsdottir, a PACE Rapporteur. Photo: https://moldova.europalibera.org/a/www.europalibera.org/a/29448907.html PACE rapporteur condemns refusal to let opposition take part in elections in Azerbaijan

    The fact that Ilgar Mamedov and several other former political prisoners were not allowed to take part in the parliamentary elections proves the "increasingly undemocratic nature" of the regime and "creates a legal and political crisis of unprecedented gravity" in the implementation by Azerbaijan of the judgments pronounced by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), says Sunna Thorhildur Ævarsdottir, rapporteur on reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

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