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Two police officers in custody for beating deaf teenager in Tbilisi Metro

‘He’s deaf-mute? What if I make him speak now? I’m going to make him speak now’, an officer is heard saying prior to the attack. 

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Former deputy minister elected Armenia’s new human rights defender 

Former Deputy Minister of Justice Kristine Grigoryan, will replace Arman Tatoyan in February.

Former deputy minister elected Armenia’s new human rights defender 

Former Deputy Minister of Justice Kristine Grigoryan, will replace Arman Tatoyan in February.

‘Huge concessions’: Georgian social agents end strike with landmark victory 

 The latest strike was part of a years-long fight by social agents over low pay and exploitative working conditions.

‘Huge concessions’: Georgian social agents end strike with landmark victory 

 The latest strike was part of a years-long fight by social agents over low pay and exploitative working conditions.

Investigation: Armenian President was ineligible for post due to secret second citizenship 

An investigation has revealed that Armen Sarkissian was not eligible for the presidency, due to being a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Investigation: Armenian President was ineligible for post due to secret second citizenship 

An investigation has revealed that Armen Sarkissian was not eligible for the presidency, due to being a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Georgian PM’s wife granted publicly owned forest

Almost 6,000 square metres of forest in Bakuriani was leased to Prime Minister Irakli Gharabashvili’s wife, Nunu Tamazashvili.

Georgian PM’s wife granted publicly owned forest

Almost 6,000 square metres of forest in Bakuriani was leased to Prime Minister Irakli Gharabashvili’s wife, Nunu Tamazashvili.

Armenian president resigns

President Armen Sarkissian issued a statement announcing his resignation late on Sunday.

Armenian president resigns

President Armen Sarkissian issued a statement announcing his resignation late on Sunday.

Abkhazia bans EU–UN confidence building programme

Foreign Minister Inal Ardzinba accused the COBERM programme of promoting the goals of the Georgian Government.

Armenian PM wins case against Armenia in Strasbourg court

Pashinyan sued Armenia in 2010 over his arrest and conviction following the deadly 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters. 

Features & Analysis

Datablog | The problems facing Georgian courts

In a series of studies, CRRC Georgia spoke with lawyers, judges, and business owners about the problems they perceive in the Georgian court system

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Paving the way towards accessible fashion in Azerbaijan

Last International Day of Persons with Disabilities, one catwalk in Azerbaijan stood out among others.

Paving the way towards accessible fashion in Azerbaijan

By Amina Mammadova

Last International Day of Persons with Disabilities, one catwalk in Azerbaijan stood out among others.

OC Media’s top 10 articles of 2021

From the aftermath of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, the pandemic, and political crises throughout the region, 2021 was an eventful year in the Caucasus.

OC Media’s top 10 articles of 2021

By Robin Fabbro

From the aftermath of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, the pandemic, and political crises throughout the region, 2021 was an eventful year in the Caucasus.

Azerbaijan’s children of war: Part II

Leyla and Imdad were forced to flee their homes as children during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War, this is the story of what happened after.

Azerbaijan’s children of war: Part II

By Hamida Giyasbayli

Leyla and Imdad were forced to flee their homes as children during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War, this is the story of what happened after.

The 2007 crackdown — Saakashvili’s greatest mistake?

Third Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (2004–2013) stands accused of ordering a crackdown on anti-government protests and raiding Imedi. 

The 2007 crackdown — Saakashvili’s greatest mistake?

By Shota Kincha

Third Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (2004–2013) stands accused of ordering a crackdown on anti-government protests and raiding Imedi. 

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Violence

Two years after OC Media went undercover at a Tbilisi factory, a former worker reached out with a harrowing story of psychological and physical abuse. 

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Violence

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Two years after OC Media went undercover at a Tbilisi factory, a former worker reached out with a harrowing story of psychological and physical abuse. 

Opinion

Opinion | Kadyrov’s growing Apologystan 

When it comes to relations with neighbouring regions, Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov acts with all the humbleness of a Sultan in a Turkish soap opera. 

Opinion | Is dialogue viable amid continuous bloodshed?

The co-founder of an  Armenian-Azerbaijani  dialogue platform comments on the challenges facing the project in light of renewed violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Opinion | Khabib Nurmagomedov — the next head of Daghestan?

If the champion fighter chooses to enter politics, Chechnya Head Ramzan Kadyrov will doubtless be a rival.

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