Protesting lorry drivers in Daghestan are expecting to meet today with deputies of the Russian Duma. According to the protesters, the outcome of the meeting will determine whether or not the strike continues. [Read more…]
There has been a surge of civic engagement in Daghestan since early 2017, with human rights groups even managing to achieve justice in several disputes. OC Media tried to find out what prompted people to go out into the streets, and what caused this surge of activity. [Read more…]
Residents of the Daghestani village of Kayakent blocked the federal motorway connecting Makhachkala with the city of Derbent on 24 April, demanding the release of two detained lorry drivers. [Read more…]
The local authorities in the Daghestani city of Kaspiysk were fined ₽300,000 ($5,400) on 14 April, for building on the city’s beach.
A resident of Daghestan was sentenced to six years in prison and one year of probation on 13 April, for attempting to join militants in Syria. Absudalam Ramazanov denies his guilt and is planning to appeal the verdict. [Read more…]
A protest by lorry drivers in Daghestan against the ‘Platon’ road tax is continuing. How did the strike begin? and what’s next for the striking drivers? Find out below. [Read more…]
A court in Makhachkala’s Sovetskiy District dismissed local resident Arsen Gasanov’s bid to have his name removed from the ‘preventive supervision list’ on 29 March. He plans to appeal the case at the republic’s Supreme Court. [Read more…]
Brick factories across Daghestan make use of illegal slave labour despite attempts by activists to stop them. Local authorities are either unwilling or unable to stand up to the traffickers and their criminal bosses. We spoke to activist Zakir Ismailov about the problem. [Read more…]