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  • Screenshot of the video posted at the "Чисто на Хайпе" YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=UVFq0UHrK9w&feature=emb_logo New Salman Tepsurkaev's video causes criticism in social network

    Salman Tepsurkaev, a resident of Chechnya, whose humiliation video triggered resonance in the republic, has recorded a new one, in which he stated that he was "handed over" to special services. Some Instagram users condemned the young man; others were outraged by his punishment.

September 10, 2020 14:46

  • Kadyrov people update violent practices of Second Chechen War

    The practice of humiliation through sexual violence, like in the abuse case of Salman Tepsurkaev, a resident of Chechnya, was used during the Second Chechen War, the Human Rights Analysis Centre has stated. Such public brutality has become a "frightening innovation" that will greatly affect the public perception of the republic's authorities, said Dmitry Piskunov, a spokesman for the Committee against Torture (CaT).

September 10, 2020 10:15

  • Dagestani journalist Abdulmumin Gadjiev's arrest extended

    The Supreme Court (SC) of Dagestan has left Abdulmumin Gadjiev, a journalist of the "Chernovik" (Draft) weekly, as well as Abubakar Rizvanov and Kemal Tambiev, accused for financing terrorism, in custody for another three months. The defence treats the arrest extension as unjustified.

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  • A tent camp in Kullar. Photo by the press service of the Derbent administration 456 people leave border camp near Kullar

    In Dagestan, about 500 people still stay in a camp near the village of Kullar after another group of Azerbaijani citizens has been sent home. The weather still allows people staying at the camp, says Afig Allakhverdiev, the deputy chairman of the regional National Cultural Autonomy of Azerbaijanis in the Moscow Region.

September 09, 2020 22:07

  • Participants of a spontaneous rally in support of Tofig Yagublu held in Baku on September 3, 2020. Screenshot of the video by the "Caucasian Knot" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM_Qf7UCckg&feature=emb_logo HRHF calls for release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

    The authorities of Azerbaijan should stop persecuting dissidents and release political prisoners, including opposition leader Tofig Yagublu. This was announced by the non-governmental human rights organisation "Human Rights House Foundation" (HRHF).

September 09, 2020 21:59

  • War in Syria. Photo: REUTERS/ Bassam Khabieh 15 children from Southern Russia returned from Syria

    After a medical examination, the children will be handed over to their relatives in Astrakhan, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Chechnya, reports Anna Kuznetsova, Children's Rights Commissioner under the President of Russia.

September 09, 2020 21:53

September 09, 2020 15:16

  • Salman Tepsurkaev. Screenshot of the video https://www.instagram.com/p/CE34IXziB2V/ Tepsurkaev links humiliation video with criticism of Chechen law enforcers

    Salman Tepsurkaev has stated that he had recorded a video where he sits on a bottle, because he was threatened with death for insulting Chechen law enforcers on the 1ADAT Telegram channel. The authors of the channel have objected that they had not posted any offensive publications, and linked Tepsurkaev's statements with Chechen authorities' propaganda.

September 09, 2020 15:11

September 09, 2020 12:04

  • Armenian authorities' initiative to increase compensation for slander triggers criticism

    Alen Simonyan, Vice-Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, has initiated amendments to the Civil Code aimed at a five-fold increase of the compensation amount for libel and insult. The Armenian Union of Journalists has opposed the initiative, treating it as an attempt to restrict the freedom of speech. Analysts believe that in this way, authorities are trying to protect themselves from criticism.

September 09, 2020 12:02

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  • A law enforcer. Photo: Denis Yakovlev / Yugopolis Veterans of power structures disbelieve version about Umarov's escape

    The statements of Chechen law enforcers about the escape of Movsar Umarov are unconvincing, since nothing is known about the punishment of those who had guarded the detainee, former law enforcers assert. Ruslan Kutaev, the President of the Assembly of Caucasian Nations, has noted that watching Tumso Abdurakhmanov's videos, in connection with which Umarov was detained, is treated by law enforcers as a sign of disloyalty.

September 09, 2020 11:58

September 09, 2020 11:55

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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