Daghestan’s acting head Vladimir Vasilyev has ‘taken control’ of a controversial case against four men accused of setting fire to a government building. Reports have also emerged that Akim Kuliyev, the main suspect in the case, cut open his own stomach in protest, after pictures of his injuries were widely spread on social media.
Two people were killed and four wounded in a gunfight in the Magaramkent District of Daghestan. The shootout, between members of the same family, involved a number of former and current officials. Six people have been arrested.
Four men from a small mountain village in southern Russia were detained in November suspected of setting fire to the local government building. With holes in the official story and torture apparent, relatives of the men say the charges are the work of a new police chief in town, trying to make a name for himself. [Read more…]
Five of the six Daghestani women who returned from Syria this autumn are still being detained. All of the women are mothers, some with infant children. [Read more…]
Two-hundred-and-fifty-one residents of the Daghestani village of Mokok are to receive compensation, after the village was devastated by fire in August. Some villagers have expressed anger that so few are to be compensated, claiming that twice this number were affected by the fire. [Read more…]
Fourteen people were arrested during a rally in Makhachkala’s central square on 13 November; they were demanding a meeting with the acting head of the republic concerning a fire last year in their village. Police used a tear gas while dispersing the rally.
Around 100 traders from the Dagelektromash market, which burnt down in Makhachkala this spring, have met with the local administration, after taking to the central square of the city.
More than 30 men have been detained in Daghestan after Friday prayers. According to witnesses the men were questioned, photographed, and fingerprinted at a police station.
A group of protesting lorry drivers in Daghestan have said they are now satisfied, after the government conducted an inspection of the customs post on the Azerbaijani border. They say that there are no longer queues and they no longer have to pay bribes at customs control. [Read more…]
Around 60 traders affected by a recent fire at Makhachkala’s Dagelektromash market rallied on the city’s central square on 7 November. They were demanding a meeting with acting head of the republic Vladimir Vasilyev. [Read more…]