A rally in solidarity with a 67-year-old Circassian activist was held in Sukhumi (Sukhum) on 27 September. The former Shapsug leader has been on hunger strike in Krasnodar Krai for more than two weeks.
Construction on the shore of Makhachkala’s Ak-Gyol Lake by local authorities and private entrepreneurs has been going on for years, to the chagrin of many locals. The fight against the latest such construction, an Orthodox Christian cathedral, has been taken on by local Christians themselves, who are suing the local government and their own diocese. [Read more…]
Railway workers and trade unionists have ended their hunger strike after 18 days. They were demanding the resignation of the leadership of the state-owned Georgian Railway company; none of their demands were met. [Read more…]
Ten people were arrested on 24 August at a solidarity rally in Tbilisi for striking Georgian Railway workers. Tbilisi City Court will decide on 8 September whether to fine them. [Read more…]
Twelve trade unionists joined a hunger strike on 21 August against the state-owned company Georgian Railway. The company says the protesters’ demands will be met, but the strikers are calling for resignation of the company’s officials — otherwise they will not join a round table to settle the dispute. [Read more…]
A number of employees of the GEM Fest electronic music festival are planning to sue the festival, after not being paid. [Read more…]
On 26 June, a rally against labour migrants from Asia was held in Ingushetia. Local police forcibly dispersed the rally, and several people were charged with violating public order.
Protesters in four villages of Daghestan’s Derbent District blocked a local road on 25 July demanding that the authorities move a landfill from near their villages. The local authorities have promised to address the problem.