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September 07, 2020 10:59

  • A police car in South Ossetia. Photo by the press service of the South-Ossetian Ministry of Internal Affairs South-Ossetia policeman arrested for torturing detainees

    A court in Tskhinvali has ruled to detain Atsamaz Naniev, a policeman, as a suspect in the case of torturing detainees; it was done after the attempt on the life of the head of the South-Ossetian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

September 07, 2020 10:56

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  • Orkhan Salimzade. Photo from Orkhan Salimzade's account on Facebook PFPA activist Orkhan Salimzade left under arrest

    The Baku Court of Appeal (BCA) has upheld the arrest of Orkhan Salimzade, an activist of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA). The party treats his arrest as politically motivated; and the defence intends to complain to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

September 06, 2020 12:08

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  • Emin Sagiev rejects doctors' help

    The state of health of Emin Sagiev, who has been on a hunger strike in an Azerbaijani colony since August 18, has worsened, but he rejects medical care assistance and claims to go on with his protest action until he is released.

September 05, 2020 17:05

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  • Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of shelling four villages

    During the past 24 hours, the positions of the Azerbaijani Army stationed in the villages situated on the border with Armenia and in the Karabakh conflict zone were shelled for 37 times, including from large-calibre machine guns, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported today.

September 05, 2020 15:43

  • Mosque in the village of Mirny. Photo: press service of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims  of the Stavropol Territory SAM of Stavropol Territory explains problems of building mosques

    The preparation procedure for the construction of a mosque is rather long; therefore, it is much easier to obtain a permit and build a prayer house by observing the requirements of the law, the Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM, of Muftiate) of the Stavropol Territory has explained.

September 05, 2020 13:48

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  • Dagestani activists demand protection from law enforcers' pressure

    Law enforcers are trying to intimidate advocates and human rights defenders, stated members of the "Solidarity and Freedom", outraged by the pressure on the advocate, Sapiyat Magomedova, and deputy chairman of the Dagestani Public Oversight Commission (POC), Uma Askerkhanova.

September 05, 2020 08:39

  • A man detained by law enforcers gives confession. Collage prepared by the Caucasian Knot. Screenshot: Detainee in Ingushetia confess to involvement of preparing terror act

    The "Ingushetia" TV Company has aired a story about the confession of the man detained by law enforcers to preparing an explosion at a school assembly on September 1. The name of the detainee was not named, but his words coincided with the testimony given by Bagaudin Evloev, a resident of Ingushetia, who claimed being tortured.

September 05, 2020 08:27

  • Special operation in the village of Troitskoye, Sunzha District of Ingushetia, August 23, 2020. Photo: NAC press service, Gagieva finds her husband detained after CTO

    An investigator told Leyla Gagieva, a resident of Ingushetia, that her husband, who was detained after a counterterrorist operation (CTO), was kept at the temporary detention facility (known as the IVS).

September 04, 2020 23:16

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  • Tofig Yagublu. Photo by Aziz Karimov for Caucasian Knot Relatives of Tofig Yagublu request doctors' control over his hunger strike

    Opposition politician Tofig Yagublu, sentenced in a case on disorderly conduct, claimed that he would continue his hunger strike until he was released. The Azerbaijani authorities may reconsider the verdict under the pressure from the international community, believes Elshan Gasanov, the head of the Centre for Monitoring Political Prisoners.

September 04, 2020 18:26

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  • Tofig Yagublu. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot Human rights defenders condemn conviction of Tofig Yagublu

    The international human rights organizations "Human Rights Watch" (HRW) and "Amnesty International" condemned the conviction of Azerbaijani politician Tofig Yagublu. The human rights defenders called on the authorities of Azerbaijan to immediately release him.

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