All online media outlets are now obliged to register with Abkhazia’s de facto Ministry of Justice. The Abkhazian Parliament added this requirement during the second and final readings of amendments to the Law on Mass Media on 10 February. [Read more…]
On 10 February, up to 50 homeless activists held a demonstration in front of the Tbilisi City Assembly building, to speak up for their rights. [Read more…]
The UN Representative in Georgia, Niels Scott, has announced that UN Women will open an office in Abkhazia. The news comes following a meeting between Scott and the de facto Prime Minister of Abkhazia, Beslan Bartsits, in Sukhumi on 9 February. [Read more…]
Employees of one of the most popular bookshop chains in Georgia, Biblus, are complaining about harsh working conditions and poor overtime compensation.
Chechen authorities have refused to allow the burial of a man from the Chechen village of Prigorodnoye, Aslanbek Bakharchiyev, in his home village. Bakharchiyev passed away on 9 February, in Kalmykia, in south western Russia. He was expelled from his village two months ago by the Chechen authorities.
Resident of Daghestan Abdulla Apavov was sentenced to two years in prison by a Daghestani court, for posts he made on social media. The North Caucasian District Military Court found him guilty of publicly promoting terrorism and inciting hatred.
Popular blogger Aleksandr Lapshin was arrested in Belarus and extradited to Azerbaijan following his visits to the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Georgian supermarket chain Fresco was investigated by the the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia for alleged exploitation and forced labour, but ‘the allegations were not confirmed by any of Fresco’s employees’, the Minister of Labour said on 9 February. [Read more…]
Residents of the village of Andi, in the Botlikh District of Daghestan, had their homes searched and passports checked by law enforcement officers on 7 February.