An unconfirmed number of queer people were detained and faced humiliating treatment by police in Baku last week, according to Azerbaijani queer rights groups. The police claim that the raids were conducted to crack down on prostitution.
Georgia’s Ministry of Education has revoked the teaching authorisation of a Turkish school in Tbilisi, the Private Demirel College, effectively shutting down the school. The ministry confirmed the decision to OC Media on 30 August. [Read more…]
A father and son were sentenced to 2, and 2 and a half years in jail on 2 August by an Abkhazian court for ‘illegally crossing the border’. [Read more…]
About 15 people were detained in Makhachkala on 12 July after a night prayer in Tanghim Mosque on Vengerskikh Boytsov Street. The mosque is locally known as the ‘Salafi mosque’.
‘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…]
Murad Amriyev, the mixed martial arts fighter who was arrested in Belarus and brought to Grozny by Chechen police last week, was released from custody on 9 June on condition that he does not leave the republic. After leaving the police station, Amriyev gave a press conference in Grozny on 10 June to ‘clarify the situation’ around his arrest. [Read more…]
The authorities of Belarus announced on 8 June that they intend to extradite Chechen sportsman and MMA fighter Murad Amriyev to Russia. Amriyev was detained by Belarusian border guards on 7 June while trying to cross from Russia. [Read more…]
Georgia has temporarily halted extradition procedures against Mustafa Emre Çabuk, a manager at the Private Demirel College, while the Ministry of Refugees considers his application for asylum.