June 11, 2019 23:31

  • Movsar Eskerkhanov. Photo: screenshot of the video by КАВКАЗ LIFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRVKVnK_wkg Movsar Eskerkhanov

    He is a native of Chechnya, who is trying to get refugee status in Germany. In September 2017, he became the first native of the republic to confess to his homosexuality.

May 16, 2019 13:28

  • Zhalaudi Geriev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the 'Caucasian Knot'. Key facts about Geriev's case: from kidnapping to appeal

    On September 5, 2016, Chechen journalist Zhalaudi Geriev, working for the 'Caucasian Knot', was sentenced to three years of imprisonment in a penal colony on charges of drug possession. Prior to his arrest, on April 16, 2016, Geriev was kidnapped by armed men on his way to the airport after he had already bought an airline ticket and registered online. After kidnapping law enforcers confiscated his phones and backpack, which allegedly contained drugs. The armed men then took the journalist to the forest and questioned him, tying his hands and putting a plastic bag over his head.

May 16, 2019 13:27

  • Zhalaudi Geriev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Zhalaudi Geriev

    Zhalaudi Geriev is a Chechen journalist and a correspondent of the "Caucasian Knot". On September 5, 2016, he was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment on the charge of drug possession. The Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" recognized Zhalaudi Geriev as a political prisoner.

March 14, 2019 23:12

  • Magomed Daudov. Photo: screenshot of the video http://video.agaclip.com/w=atDtPvLYH9o Magomed Daudov

    Magomed "Lord" Daudov is a former Chechen militant who was awarded the title of "Hero of Russia", the chairman of the Chechen parliament under Ramzan Kadyrov.

March 14, 2019 16:14

  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Screenshot from video posted by Abu-Saddam Shishani [LIVE] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIR3s7AB0Uw Tumso Abdurakhmanov

    Tumso Abdurakhmanov is a blogger from Chechnya. After a conflict with Ramzan Kadyrov's relative, he left the republic and went first to Georgia, and then to Poland, where he is trying to get political asylum.

March 13, 2019 15:37

February 22, 2019 19:05

  • Leaflet in memory of 1944 Chechen deportation, Grozny. Photo: RFE/RL How Ramzan Kadyrov turns February 23 into a feast instead of commemoration day

    February 23 marks 75 years since the beginning of the Stalin's deportation of Chechen and Ingush people. However, the memorial day is not officially marked in Chechnya itself. Ruslan Kutaev, the chair of the Assembly of the Peoples of the Caucasus, who publicly spoke in 2014 against the ban on the February mourning events, was sentenced on the falsified charge and sent to prison for almost four years.

January 14, 2019 22:43

  • Jinn expulsion. Screenshot: Radio Liberty, https://www.svoboda.org/a/29645787.html Killed for orientation – the fate of queer women in Chechnya

    The history of kidnappings, torture and murders of gays in Chechnya has touched on not only men, many of whom left Russia or went, well in advance, to study and work in other regions. The fate of a woman of non-traditional sexual orientation is entirely in the hands of her relatives; and they are no less cruel than law enforcers. The "Caucasian Knot" tells about what queer women face in Chechnya.

November 07, 2018 23:28

  • Ramzan Kadyrov Ramzan Kadyrov

    Ramzan Kadyrov is a Chechen politician, a son of Akhmat Kadyrov, the first president of the Chechen Republic. Since 2011, Ramzan Kadyrov has been the leader of Chechnya.

October 26, 2018 17:57

  • Territorial changes of Chechen and Ingush Republics according to the September agreement (signed 26 Sept. 2018). Map prepared by the Caucasian Knot Unequal Ingush-Chechen land exchange: cartographers' analysis

    At the request of the "Caucasian Knot", a GIS expert, a graduate of the Cartography and Geoinformation Division of the Geography Department of the Moscow State University has analyzed, on the condition of anonymity, the maps of the Chechen Republic and the Republic of Ingushetia in the light of the agreement on the exchange of territories signed on September 26, and made a new map depicting the Ingush-Chechen border.

October 24, 2018 09:35

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photo: Sputnik/Anton Denisov Khabib Nurmagomedov

    A Russian MMA fighter, a native of Dagestan. After a battle with Al Iaquinta in April 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the first Russian citizen in UFC with a champion title. On October 6, 2018, he defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas.

October 24, 2018 09:25

  • Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev

    On July 9, 2013, Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev, our colleague, a "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, was killed in the suburb of Makhachkala.

October 24, 2018 09:19

  • Oyub Titiev. Photo courtesy of the Human Rights Centre "Memorial" Oyub Titiev

    He defends human rights, investigated a mass execution in Chechnya, and made efforts to make socially important problems public.

October 08, 2018 14:29

  • Daniel Ionesyan. Photo: Vardine Grigoryan https://www.facebook.com/danioanis Daniel Ionesyan

    He made public facts of violations during the pre-election campaign in Armenia.

October 08, 2018 12:21

  • Afghan Mukhtarly. Photo: © Meydan TV https://www.hrw.org/ Afghan Mukhtarly

    He has made public an important public issue by publishing his investigation into kidnappings of journalists in Azerbaijan.

May 16, 2018 10:00

April 05, 2018 18:50

  • Nagorno-Karabakh after the truce: A two-year war

    Two years have passed after the “four-day war”, but shelling and explosions on the demarcation line between Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, and Azerbaijan never cease. Military and civilians are still dying. The “Caucasian Knot” has analyzed more than 500 reports of the Ministries of Defense of all parties to conflict and compiled a calendar of military operations for the second year of the so-called truce in the conflict zone.

January 13, 2018 05:07

  • Russia: Authorities Should Free Chechen Human Rights Defender Immediately

    “By all appearances Oyub Titiev’s case is fabricated as a revenge for his human rights work. We demand Russian authorities to drop charges, immediately release Oyub Titiev, and guarantee his safety. Russia’s international partners should keep a close watch on the situation and demand Russian authorities to free Oyub Titiev,” said Joanna Kurosz, Eurasia programme director at Civil Rights Defenders.

January 12, 2018 11:00

  • The Detention of Oyub Titiev of Russian NGO "Memorial"

    We are troubled by the news that the head of the local Chechen branch office of the Russian human rights NGO Memorial, Oyub Titiev, has been arrested. This is the latest in a string of reports of alarming recent human rights violations in Chechnya. We call on Chechen authorities to immediately release Mr. Titiev.

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