Two 16-year-old boys have been stabbed to death in a school brawl in Tbilisi. The Prosecutor’s Office has charged two teenagers with ‘premeditated murder of an underage person’, and three others for failing to report the crime. [Read more…]
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…]
The cause of death of a 33-year-old man who died while being arrested was ‘acute respiratory failure caused by alcohol intoxication’, a postmortem examination has concluded. [Read more…]
The wife of man detained for ‘consuming alcohol and drugs’ has been forced to apologise to Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov, after she accused police of behaving illegally.
The Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into police officers for negligent manslaughter, after a man died in Tbilisi while being detained. [Read more…]
Russian investigative bodies are not properly investigating the campaign of persecution against queer people in Chechnya, Russian rights activists announced during a press conference on 16 October in Moscow. The activists have been assisting queer Chechens flee the republic.
The remains found in an archaeological study of Kumurdo Cathedral will be buried in a tomb outside the church grounds, according to a statement from Georgia’s National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation. The agency says the remains belong to people shot during the Soviet period. [Read more…]
Clashes between locals and police in a village in southern Georgia have left several people injured, including police. [Read more…]