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May 21, 2019 14:22

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  • Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot Pashinyan puts independence of judiciary under threat

    The call of Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian Premier, to block courthouses is beyond the Armenian legislation, said Larisa Alaverdyan, a former Armenian Ombudsperson. The police failed to take actions to unblock courthouses, as they obey the Prime Minister, not the law, Avetik Ishkhanyan, a rights defender, believes.

May 21, 2019 11:24

  • Chechen authorities hold mass commemoration of Kadyrov's teacher

    Vera Deryabina, the mother of Abubakar Edelgeriev, now an advisor to President Vladimir Putin, the former teacher of Akhmat and Ramzan Kadyrov, has been buried in the Kadyrovs' ancestral village. Thousands of people, including the republic's leadership, arrived to commemorate the teacher.

May 21, 2019 11:07

  • Participants and spectators of the concert dedicated to the victims of the Caucasian War. Photo by Lyudmila Maratova for the Caucasian Knot Nalchik: over 300 gather to commemorate Caucasian War victims

    A concert of old Adyg songs was held at the monument to the victims of the Caucasian War "The Tree of Life" in Nalchik; after which 101 candles were lit. The participants interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted that the tragedy of the Caucasian War will never be forgotten by Adygs (Circassians).

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  • Barbed wire at high security facility. Photo by Nina Tumanova for the Caucasian Knot Relatives report pressure on Azerbaijani activist in colony

    Babek Gasanov, a member of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was subjected to inhuman treatment in the colony, his brother has stated today. In its turn, the country's Penitentiary Service treated the actions of the colony staff as legitimate.

May 20, 2019 17:54

  • Law enforcers. Photo: Elena Sineok, Yuga.ru Relatives tell about search of the housing of Ingush MP's son

    Investigators believe that Daud Mamilov, a son of an Ingush MP, was involved in creating a terrorist unit and took oath to the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court. Law enforcers spent many hours searching the house and seized cell phones, a child's tablet and books in the Arabic language, said Daud's wife.

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  • Election in Georgia, May 19, 2019. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot Elections in Georgia end in two criminal cases

    The oppositional alliance "Strength in Unity" has counted 120 violations at the election of the Mayor in the city of Zugdidi. Based on the voting totals at 14 constituencies, the Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has opened two criminal cases.

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  • Activists near the building of the court that has ruled to release Robert Kocharyan. May 18, 2019. Yerevan. Photo: screenshot of the video https://youtu.be/02EItaKfRvM Ex-president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, released from custody

    The court has released the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, under the guarantee of the incumbent and a former presidents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). This decision provoked a stormy reaction in hundreds of Kocharyan's supporters and opponents, who gathered outside the courthouse.

May 19, 2019 14:42

  • The report that the threat of mining a mosque in Makhachkala has not confirmed, published on the Instagram page of the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs https://www.instagram.com/p/BxnGffRFZbb/ Law enforcers look for bomb in Makhachkala mosque

    The threat of mining a mosque in Makhachkala has not confirmed, the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has reported. Instagram users urge to quickly find and punish the author of the bomb report.

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