A 33-year-old ex–Salafi preacher was shot dead in Daghestan on 6 January. Saygidakhmed Magomedov was killed near his house in the village of Mutsalaul, in Daghestan’s Khasavyurt District.
Salafi imam of Pankisi, Bekkhan Pareulidze, sat down with OC Media for an exclusive interview, in which he discussed the region’s religious divisions, the outflow of young Kists to Syria, and the role civil society has to play in the valley. [Read more…]
On 15 January, inhabitants of the Separatorny district of Makhachkala, the capital of Daghestan, took to the streets to protest against members of the local mosque. According to the protesters, a ‘separate principality’ has been formed in the area since the mosque opened.