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Apr 15 2014, 23:53; CK correspondent

Defendants in Nalchik attack case claim violation of their rights at SIZO

Starting today, four defendants in the case of the attack on Nalchik have announced an indefinite hunger strike in protest against Azamat Akhkubekov's placement into the dungeon, said one of their advocates.

Kabardino-Balkaria, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Crime, Human rights, Society

Apr 15 2014, 19:40

Rostov Regional Court upholds verdict to Sergey Reznik

The panel of judges of the Rostov Regional Court has upheld the verdict passed by the Pervomaiskiy District Court of Rostov-on-Don to the journalist and blogger Sergey Reznik.

Rostov region, South Federal District &gt; Crime, Human rights, Politics, Society

Apr 15 2014, 19:03

Source: five people killed in special operation in Makhachkala

On April 15, five persons were killed by law enforcers during a special operation in Makhachkala township of Stepnoy; three of them have been preliminarily identified, said a Dagestani law enforcement source.

Dagestan, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Conflicts, Crime, Society

Special operation, http://nac.gov.ru/
Apr 15 2014, 17:44; CK correspondent

Azerbaijani journalist Parviz Gashimli goes on hunger strike in SIZO

Parviz Gashimli, an Azerbaijani journalist and human rights activist, kept in the SIZO (pre-trial prison) of the Ministry of National Security (MNS) has gone on a hunger strike in protest against violation of his rights, said his advocate Elchin Sadygov.

Azerbaijan, South Caucasus &gt; Crime, Human rights, Politics, Society

Apr 15 2014, 16:02; CK correspondent

Sumerinli: enlightenment can reduce non-combat losses in Azerbaijani Army

As reported by the Centre of Military Journalistic Studies named "Doctrine", since the beginning of 2014, human losses in the Azerbaijani Armed Forces made 28 people; 19 of them are the so-called "non-combat" losses. In the opinion of Djasur Sumerinli, the head of the Centre, the problem of great non-combat losses cannot be solved without a complex of measures.

Azerbaijan, South Caucasus &gt; Conflicts, Crime, Human rights, Society

Azerbaijani woman holding portrait of the perished soldier during the rally against non-combat losses in the Army. Baku, March 10, 2013. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Apr 15 2014, 13:47; CK correspondent

In Sochi, court fines David Khakim with 20,000 roubles for solo picket in support of Evgeny Vitishko

Today, the Sochi Tsentralny District Court has recognized activist David Khakim guilty for holding a solo pickets near the building of the city administration on February 17.

Krasnodar region, South Federal District &gt; Human rights, Price of Olympics, Society

Apr 15 2014, 13:34; CK correspondent

Advocate requests to question former police head in case of Dagestani resident's disappearance

Advocate representing the interests of family members of a resident of the Kizilyurt District of Dagestan who disappeared in 2012 has sent an appeal to the head of the Investigating Committee for Dagestan. The advocate requests to question staff members of the Kizilyurt ROVD (District Interior Division) in the case of the Akav Khalidov's disappearance.

Dagestan, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Crime, Human rights, Society

Apr 15 2014, 13:02; CK correspondent

Trial on claim filed by HRC "Memorial" against Prosecutor's Office is postponed till May 23

Court hearing on the claim of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", which challenges the request of the Prosecutor's Office to get registered as a foreign agent, has been postponed till May 23 because of illness of a judge.

Russia &gt; Human rights, Politics, Society

Apr 15 2014, 07:39; CK correspondent

76 participants from Caucasian regions attend Yerevan conference "Caucasus is our common home"

The conference "Caucasus is our common home" held in Yerevan gathered 76 persons from all regions of Caucasus. Only the delegation from Azerbaijan failed to come to Armenia, and they took part in the event online.

Armenia, Azerbaijan, South Caucasus &gt; Human rights, Politics, Society

Apr 15 2014, 02:30; CK correspondent

Ingush Ombudsman: two detainees from Maiskoe are kept in Vladikavkaz SIZO

Aliskhan Gurazhev and Mustafa Barkinkhoev, residents of the village of Maiskoe of North Ossetia, accused of possession of drugs, are kept in the SIZO (pre-trial prison) No. 1 of Vladikavkaz, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told at the office of the Ombudsman for the Republic of Ingushetia.

Ingushetia, North Ossetia - Alania, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Crime, Human rights, Society

Relatives of Aliskhan Gurazhev at the meeting with the leader of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Evkurov. Magas, April 11, 2014. Photo by press service of Ingushetia leadership, ingushetia.ru.
Apr 15 2014, 01:15; CK correspondent

Defendant in Politkovskaya's murder case declares innocence

At the trial in the case of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist of the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta", held at the Moscow City Court on April 14, Lom-Ali Gaitukaev, one of the defendants, categorically declared his innocence of the crime.

Chechnya, North-Caucasian Federal District, Russia &gt; Crime, Society

Apr 14 2014, 20:15; CK correspondent

SC of the KBR quashed deportation of Syrian student

The Supreme Court (SC) of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) has partially upheld the complaint lodged by Otkhman Ayal, an ethnic Circassian and now a Syrian national, and reversed the decision to deport him, said a source from the local department of the Federal Migration Service (FMS).

Kabardino-Balkaria, North-Caucasian Federal District &gt; Human rights, Price of Olympics, Society

Apr 14 2014, 20:24; CK correspondent

Azerbaijan: police would not set activist of "Promoting Democracy" Tofig Gasymov free after his arrest expired, NGO reports

In Azerbaijan, Tofig Gasymov, an activist of the public organization "Promoting Democracy", which operates in the Salyan District, was not released after the completion of his administrative arrest. A criminal case was opened against him under the article of "extortion by threats", said a source from his NGO.

Azerbaijan, South Caucasus &gt; Crime, Human rights, Society

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