As reports of a ‘Russian land-grab’ make the rounds locally and internationally, authorities in both Tbilisi and Tskhinvali (Tskhinval) say that the line dividing South Ossetia from Tbilisi-controlled territory has not been moved. [Read more…]
The Chechen Union of Journalists has issued an official statement condemning Novaya Gazeta’s reporting of a mass execution of detainees in Chechnya. They claim that the author of the article, Yelena Milashina, ‘suffers from maniacal obsession and a pathological predilection for revealing imaginary crimes’.
After a small group of protesters marched in Tbilisi on 10 July against what they claim is ‘sex education’ in schools, Georgia’s Education Minister Aleksandre Jejelava said that the ministry would ensure ‘nothing unacceptable’ would be taught.
A special commission consisting of officials and religious authorities summed up the first results of its work on the reunification of divorced families at a meeting at Grozny City Hall.
The lawyer of Giyas Ibrahimov, an activist detained on drug-charges he claims are trumped-up, has appealed to Azerbaijan’s General Prosecutor's Office to investigate alleged torture of his client. [Read more…]
Kabardino-Balkaria’s Interior Ministry is investigating a criminal case for illegally obtaining bank loans. According to investigators, scammers defrauded more than ₽18 million ($300,000) from credit institutions. [Read more…]
‘Gülen-linked’ school manager Mustafa Emre Çabuk will appeal in court after the being refused political asylum by Georgia’s Ministry of Refugees. Çabuk was detained in Tbilisi on after Turkey requested that the authorities extradite him. His lawyer says that the ministry’s decision was illegal and unfair, as the evidence ‘clearly shows the threats Çabuk faces’ in Turkey. [Read more…]