The European Parliament has expressed concerns over high-level corruption, human rights protection, labour safety, judicial independence, and more in Georgia in a report on the implementation of the country’s EU Association Agreement. Despite criticisms, the report’s summary said overall assessment of the implementation process was positive. [Read more…]
Federal Security Service (FSB) agents in the Russian Republic of Daghestan have arrested the acting mayor of the capital, Makhachkala. Abusupyan Gasanov was detained on Wednesday suspected of costing the state ₽40 million ($600,000) during auctions under a federal roads programme. [Read more…]
Recent progress in e-governance in Azerbaijan has dramatically reduced petty corruption in many sectors. But for those visiting public hospitals, sending their children to kindergarten, or dealing with the traffic police — the problem of bribery can still be a part of daily life. [Read more…]
Georgian authorities attempted to bribe one of the witnesses of the Khorava Street murder into changing their testimony, a new recording released by the Prosecutor’s Office suggests.
A court in Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian Republic of Daghestan has sentenced the city’s former mayor to four years in prison on corruption charges.
A number of leaders in the ruling Georgian Dream Party have lashed out at the country’s non-governmental sector over their criticism of the government’s handling of the Omega tapes scandal. Fifteen prominent NGOs have joined together to demand action over the secret recordings, labelling them a ‘clear sign of grand corruption and informal clan rule in Georgia’.
The brother of the former head of Daghestan was detained on Wednesday by the Federal Security Service (FSB) on suspicion of involvement in a criminal community issuing fake disability documents. Radzhab Abdulatipov, the brother of Ramazan Abdulatipov, is an MP in the Russian republic’s parliament, the People’s Assembly. [Read more…]
The Georgian Prosecutor’s Office has ordered media holding group Palitra Media to hand over all documents related to their legal, accounting, financial, and economic activities over the last four years. Palitra Media announced that investigators visited their Colorpack printing house on Monday with a court order demanding the files, including correspondences, from 2014 to September 2018. [Read more…]
The North Caucasus Federal District Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on Wednesday against Khazret Nirov, head of the Federal Revenue Service of Karachay-Cherkessia. Nirov is suspect of ‘abuse of official powers’ costing the state budget ₽2.2 billion ($33 million). [Read more…]
On Tuesday, Russia’s Deputy Prosecutor General, Ivan Sydoruk, approved the indictment of Musa Musayev, the former mayor of the Daghestani capital Makhachkala. Musayev was charged with illegally giving away land worth ₽48 million ($700,000). He was originally arrested for fraud of ₽80 million ($1.2 million).