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Azerbaijani police disperse students appealing for COVID-19 tuition relief

A two-person protest was held the following day against the detentions and fines against the students.

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Coronavirus live updates | Georgia offers aid to Armenia

Live updates with the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic around the Caucasus.

Coronavirus live updates | Georgia offers aid to Armenia

Live updates with the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic around the Caucasus.

Moscow court sentences single mother of four to 5 years in prison for ‘financing terrorism’

The woman claims that she only transferred the money to her brother, who was in Turkey and asked for help.

Moscow court sentences single mother of four to 5 years in prison for ‘financing terrorism’

The woman claims that she only transferred the money to her brother, who was in Turkey and asked for help.

Azerbaijan re-arrests opposition activists detained for ‘quarantine violation’ 

Three members of the Popular Front Party were re-arrested on new charges shortly after their administrative detentions came to an end. 

Azerbaijan re-arrests opposition activists detained for ‘quarantine violation’ 

Three members of the Popular Front Party were re-arrested on new charges shortly after their administrative detentions came to an end. 

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and family test positive for COVID-19

The Prime Minister said that they were not showing any symptoms and that he would continue to work from self-isolation.

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and family test positive for COVID-19

The Prime Minister said that they were not showing any symptoms and that he would continue to work from self-isolation.

European Court rules against Azerbaijan but clears Hungary in axe-murder case

The ECHR ruled that Azerbaijan had ‘approved’ and ‘endorsed’ Ramil Safarov’s murder of Gurgen Margaryan during a NATO training in 2004. 

European Court rules against Azerbaijan but clears Hungary in axe-murder case

The ECHR ruled that Azerbaijan had ‘approved’ and ‘endorsed’ Ramil Safarov’s murder of Gurgen Margaryan during a NATO training in 2004. 

Armenian COVID-19 ‘fake news’ site was funded by US

The website was founded by a doctor known for conspiratorial and violently homophobic views.

COVID-19 outbreak in Daghestan ‘significantly understated’

Cases of the virus are often being miscategorised as ‘community-acquired pneumonia’. 

Features & Analysis

A million voices for the Kremlin’s propaganda — the Alliance of Patriots’ ‘million-person poll’

An anti-Western party, whose members are also members of the Georgian parliament, is using this question to ‘investigate’ the attitudes of the population.

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‘This is no life’: The disillusionment of Azerbaijani migrants in Poland

Despite a dream of prosperity, Azerbaijani workers have found themselves mired in low wage jobs with almost no legal protections. 

‘This is no life’: The disillusionment of Azerbaijani migrants in Poland

By OC Media

Despite a dream of prosperity, Azerbaijani workers have found themselves mired in low wage jobs with almost no legal protections. 

‘A lost year’ — How the global pandemic has hit Azerbaijan’s economy 

With tourism and other sectors in lockdown and plunging oil prices, Azerbaijan’s economy could face one of it’s most difficult challenges in years.

‘A lost year’ — How the global pandemic has hit Azerbaijan’s economy 

By Kamran Mahmudov

With tourism and other sectors in lockdown and plunging oil prices, Azerbaijan’s economy could face one of it’s most difficult challenges in years.

‘Critical shortages‘ of protective equipment reported in Daghestan’s hospitals 

Despite the shortages, the Health Ministry of Daghestan has tried to discourage the general public from fundraising for equipment medical workers.

‘Critical shortages‘ of protective equipment reported in Daghestan’s hospitals 

By OC Media

Despite the shortages, the Health Ministry of Daghestan has tried to discourage the general public from fundraising for equipment medical workers.

Analysis | Who trusts the healthcare system in Georgia?

As health officials express concern about the public response to COVID-19, CRRC Georgia analyses trust in the healthcare system prior to the crisis.

Analysis | Who trusts the healthcare system in Georgia?

By CRRC

As health officials express concern about the public response to COVID-19, CRRC Georgia analyses trust in the healthcare system prior to the crisis.

No place for transgender people in Georgia’s labour market

The chronic instability of Georgia's workplaces meets social stigma

No place for transgender people in Georgia’s labour market

By Tamuna Chkareuli

The chronic instability of Georgia's workplaces meets social stigma

Opinion

Opinion | The conflict between Church and state during a pandemic endangers us all

The Church’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic are an escalation of a long-simmering conflict with the Georgian state.  

Editorial | The Georgian government’s year-long venture to tame Adjara TV is about to succeed

After a barrage of criticism from the government and a series of firings and ‘reorganisations’ — the broadcaster’s neutrality is under serious threat.

Opinion | This election was our first ‘OK boomer’ to Azerbaijan’s political order

From boredom and camaraderie to confrontations with carousel voters, this was my experience as an observer in Azerbaijan’s recent election.

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