Tumso Abdurakhmanov, a popular Chechen YouTuber and an ardent critic of the Chechen government has been denied political asylum in Poland.
A recording of a phone conversation between a Chechen dissident blogger and the chair of Chechnya’s parliament, Magomed Daudov, has led to speculation about Daudov’s political ambitions. In the video, which went viral online, Tumso Abdurakhmanov mocks Daudov’s safety guarantees if he were to return.
The head of Daghestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov, has pledged that the government will support the restoration of the historic Aukh District, but in a truncated form. Abdulatipov made the announcement during a visit to Daghestan’s Kazbekovsky and Novolaksky districts — territories of the former Aukh District which were repopulated with ethnic Avars and Laks after the deportation of Chechens in 1944.
An arrest warrant was issued on 3 July for Sayd-Magomed Dzhabrailov, head of Sberbank Russia in Chechnya. He is accused of laundering large sums of money through a number of fake companies.
Chechen football club Terek Grozny has been renamed ‘Akhmat’, as was announced on 6 June by the club’s president and chairman of the the Chechen Parliament, Magomed Daudov.