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March 13, 2019 11:21

  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Screenshot from video «Registration in Poland | Compare it with Russia» ABU-SADDAM SHISHANI, Tumso forces Chechen public TV to publish archival video with Akhmat Kadyrov

    The Chechen TV and Radio Company published a video filmed in 1998, in which Akhmat Kadyrov criticized Aslan Maskhadov's opponents. Residents of Chechnya interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" noted that the video appeared against the background of discussions between blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov and Chechen officials.

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  • Law enforcers. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Council of Europe's CPT condemns Russia for human rights violations in Chechnya

    The phenomenon of torture and severe ill-treatment of persons detained by members of law enforcement agencies remain widespread in Chechnya and the neighbouring republics, but the Russian authorities persistently fail to improve the situation with human rights in Northern Caucasus in the light of the Council of Europe's recommendations, the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) states.

March 13, 2019 02:08

  • European Court of Human Rights. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler ECtHR awards compensation to families of 11 kidnapped residents of Chechnya

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ordered the Russian authorities to pay more than one million euros of compensation to relatives of 11 people detained by soldiers during the second Chechen military campaign. The ECtHR began to appoint more substantial compensation to relatives of disappeared persons, notes an advocate from the "Legal Initiative".

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  • High-security prison. Photo: Elena Sineok / Akhmat Kadyrov's former bodyguard found dead in prison

    Ayub Tuntuev, a former security officer of the President of Chechnya, sentenced in cases on a terror act and on an attack on Pskov paratroopers, was found dead. The prisoner complained to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) about torture, rights defenders remind.

March 12, 2019 19:02

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  • Ammunition, Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot Regular soldier killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Today, soldier Karen Karapetyan has died from a gunshot wound on the territory of a military unit. The investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Nagorno-Karabakh reports.

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  • War in Syria. Photo: REUTERS/Alaa al-Faqir Lilia Saidova's father reports about his son killed in Syria

    Before leaving for Syria, Magomed Saidov finished school as an external student and managed to finish three courses at the Medical and Dental University in Moscow. Parents spent half a year searching for him in Turkey, where he stayed before he got directly into the conflict zone, from where it was reported about his death during a bombing.

March 12, 2019 11:36

  • Oyub Titiev and his advocate. Photo by Rasul Magomedov for the Caucasian Knot Oyub Titiev reports records of hypocrisy and cynicism in his case

    Advocates requested the court to acquit Oyub Titiev, the head of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" office in Grozny. The defence stated that the case was fabricated and connected with his human rights activities. Oyub Titiev himself said that the trial "broke a record of hypocrisy and cynicism."

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  • Oyub Titiev. Photo by Murad Muradov for the Caucasian Knot Titiev urges Europe to impose sanctions on Chechen law enforcers

    Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", has expressed confidence that the verdict in his case would be accusatory. At the trial, he named some law enforcers, who fabricated his drug possession case, and asked his European colleagues to raise the issue of sanctions.

March 11, 2019 23:26

  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Photo: AAMTSN, screenshot from Tumso's Youtube Channel Abdurakhmanov's video blog enjoys growth in popularity due to debates with officials

    The popularity of blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, who criticizes the Chechen authorities, has increased significantly after his public disputes with subordinates of Ramzan Kadyrov. An authorities' attempt to discredit the blogger has resulted in an increase in the number of people viewing videos posted by Tumso Abdurakhmanov, believes Umar Tatiev, the author of kavkaz_leakbez channel on Telegram.

March 11, 2019 23:15

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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