A rights group in Kabardino-Balkaria is putting a former Soviet era official, who was executed for crimes he was later acquitted for back on trial. According to recent claims, Betal Kalmykov committed crimes against humanity as leader of Kabardino-Balkaria.
Protesters in four villages of Daghestan’s Derbent District blocked a local road on 25 July demanding that the authorities move a landfill from near their villages. The local authorities have promised to address the problem.
Two men were detained on 21 July in Makhachkala on suspicion of kidnapping Ibragim Kazibekov, Daghestan’s Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing, and Communal Services. The minister’s abduction and arrests were announced on 24 July. [Read more…]
A court in Baku has sentenced the financial director of an Azerbaijani newspaper to three years and three months in prison, on what he calls bogus charges.
Searches are continuing in Ingushetia for two local men who disappeared without a trace five days ago. Police and relatives have so far failed to find a trace of the missing men, according to the Ingush Interior Ministry. [Read more…]
Tbilisi City Court has found two former government officials guilty of abuse of authority, in a high-profile case involving a number of photographers. [Read more…]
Around 150 people gathered in Makhachkala on 14 July calling for a ban on abortion. The protest was followed by heated exchanges on social media over the issue. [Read more…]