On 1 October, Daghestani police blew up several houses belonging to the families of alleged militants, according to Russian rights group Memorial. The demolitions took place in the village of Bolshezadoyevskoye (Bolshaya Zadoyevka) in the northern Kizlyar District of Daghestan.
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…]
Malika Bakayeva, mother of the disappeared singer Zelimkhan Bakayev, has recorded an audio message to the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, pleading with him to help in the search of her son. [Read more…]
A man committed a suicide after trying to rob two banks in central Tbilisi on 12 September, Georgia’s Interior Ministry has confirmed to OC Media after a preliminary investigation. [Read more…]
Twenty-seven-year-old Badrudin Musayev, the son of the current mayor of Makhachkala, Musa Musayev, was tried on charges of using force and insulting the authorities. The case was being considered in the Sovetsky District Court of the capital of Daghestan for several months. The court found the mayor’s son innocent.
Several social workers have been attacked at their offices in in Tbilisi’s Gldani District by members of a family they recently took children from.
Two leaders of a Georgian queer rights group detained in Batumi on 25 August say they were physically and verbally abused by police. An investigation has been opened into alleged abuse of power.