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Apr 16 2014, 13:49

During special operation in Makhachkala, investigators report on elimination of militants involved in stores explosions

The number of victims of the special operation held on April 15 on the outskirts of Makhachkala includes members of a terrorist grouping, involved in undermining stores in Dakhadaev Street in the capital of Dagestan committed on October 30, 2013. This was reported by the Dagestani investigating agencies.

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

Special operation on the outskirts of Makhachkala. April 15, 2014. Photo http://nac.gov.ru
Apr 16 2014, 12:24

In Taganrog, administrative detainee died from injuries

In Taganrog, an administrative detainee has died from injuries. Prior to his death, he was kept at the police station in a cell with two other detainees. He told the policemen that the other detainees beat him. This was reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for the Rostov Region.

Rostov region, South Federal District &gt; Crime, Incidents, Society

Taganrog, Rostov Region. Photo: Dimon2007, http://ru.wikipedia.org
Apr 16 2014, 08:18; CK correspondent

In Volgograd Region, problem of waste disposal remains acute, ecologists report

According to ecologists, the Volgograd Region still fails to establish a system to treat and recycle household waste. The ecologists pay attention to the places of temporary waste disposal, which are located in the territory of the natural parks.

South Federal District, Volgograd region &gt; Economics, Nature And Ecology, Society

Garbage from household waste disposal covering bushes along the highway. Volgograd Region, Sredneakhtubunsky District, Zakutsky village, April 13, 2014. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for the ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Apr 16 2014, 05:22

Georgian journalists demand to release their colleagues detained in South Ossetia

The Independent Association of Georgian Journalists has condemned the detention of media professionals in the area of delineation with South Ossetia. Three Georgian citizens were detained by Russian border guards in the vicinities of near-border village of Adzvi of the Gori Districton on April 15, on suspicion of violating the border of South Ossetia.

Georgia, South Caucasus, South Ossetia &gt; Conflicts, Politics

Apr 16 2014, 03:57; CK correspondent

In North Ossetia, advocates are not allowed to visit in SIZO detained residents of Maiskoe, detainees' relatives assert

In North Ossetia, investigators do not allow advocates to visit Aliskhan Gurazhev and Mustafa Barkinkhoev, residents of the village of Maiskoe of the Prigorodny District, detained on charges of possession of drugs. This was reported by relatives of the detainees.

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

Apr 16 2014, 03:37; CK correspondent

In Dagestan, Ruslan Rasulov demands to punish policemen who detained him

Ruslan Rasulov, Chairman of the Dagestani Regional Public Organization (DRPO) "Union to Protect Human, Citizens' and Peoples' Rights and Freedoms", has appealed to the Dagestani Prosecutor's Office. He asks to bring to justice staff members of the Soviet ROVD (District Interior Division) in Makhachkala.

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

Makhachkala Soviet ROVD policemen detaining Chairman of the Dagestani Regional Public Organization (DRPO) "Union to Protect Human, Citizens' and Peoples' Rights and Freedoms" Ruslan Rasulov. Makhachkala, April 12, 2014. Photo: Ruslan Alibekov/RIFA05
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

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