Two Turkish citizens wanted in Turkey for ‘terrorism’ had been hiding in the Tbilisi residence of Georgian Patriarch Ilia II, Georgian opposition TV channel Rustavi 2 reported on 16 September. Giorgi Andriadze, an academician with close ties to the Patriarchate, has claimed that the suspects were not terrorists, but members of a persecuted ethnic minority. [Read more…]
The National Antiterrorist Committee of Daghestan has confirmed the death of the leader of the Khunzakh militant group. [Read more…]
A group of women from Chechnya appealed on 10 August for Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov to help return their daughters and grandchildren from areas controlled by the Islamic State. They also appealed to the well-known Chechen human rights activist Kheda Saratova with the same request. [Read more…]
Twenty-seven Europeans were executed en masse in a single night earlier this year. The lack of international reaction to this reveals not only what’s wrong with humanity, but even more acutely — the media.
On 25 June, the Zavodsky District Court of Grozny sentenced a citizen of Georgia, Beslan Gaurgashvili, to three years in a penal colony for participating in the war in Syria on the side of the Islamic State.
Ingushetia remains one of Russia’s most troubled and impoverished republics, one rattled by Islamic insurgency, corruption, and a sluggish economy. However, with the president’s indirect use of mixed martial arts to enhance his republic’s image, two brothers have emerged to spearhead the movement for the betterment of Ingush society.
Four people were killed in a counterterrorist operation in the village of Karamakhi in the Buynaksk District of Daghestan on 18 May. Local police released the names of the slain men, who they claim were militants.