On 26 April, while speaking at the educational forum ‘New Quality — New Goals’, Daghestani Head Ramazan Abdulatipov admitted that he had given bribes.
When border guards learn that a person is Muslim at Georgia’s border checkpoints, they are stopped and face additional questions without reason, according to local rights group the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre (EMC). If this person is in possession of religious literature, border guards deprive them of these using threats and other methods, they continued. [Read more…]
Pro-Kremlin Russian biker gang the Night Wolves were refused entry to Georgia on 2 May, after around 50 bikers attempted to enter from Russia. However, at least one has already made it to Tbilisi. [Read more…]
Human rights activist Mehman Galandarov was found dead in Baku Detention Centre on 28 April; according to an official statement by the authorities, Galandarov committed suicide.
A resident of Chechnya’s Urus-Martan District has publicly apologised to the Chechen people and the head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, for disseminating ‘untruthful information’ about the detention of her husband. According to the authorities, the woman has fully admitted her guilt and asked for forgiveness.