On 24 July, police in Kabardino-Balkaria launched Operation Weapons, to identify and shut down channels of illegal arms, ammunition, and explosives, the Interior Ministry of Kabardino-Balkaria announced. The operation is set to last a week.
Tbilisi City Court has found two former government officials guilty of abuse of authority, in a high-profile case involving a number of photographers. [Read more…]
Around 150 people gathered in Makhachkala on 14 July calling for a ban on abortion. The protest was followed by heated exchanges on social media over the issue. [Read more…]
Baku City Court has sentenced blogger Aleksandr Lapshin to three years in prison for visiting Nagorno-Karabakh. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Interior Minister has suspended the head of the Border Police and chief of Counterintelligence, in its investigation into the abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Tbilisi. [Read more…]
Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, has awarded a number of journalists with flats, in an official opening ceremony of a large 17-floor building, constructed on his personal decree.
Around 150 people gathered on Tbilisi’s Aghmashenebeli Avenue on 19 July, in solidarity with a woman who was threatened with gang rape after criticising a far-right march in the city. Aghmashenebeli was recently host to the ethno-nationalist, male-dominated ‘March of Georgians’.
The Daghestani authorities have finally managed to appoint a new head of the Nogay District, after two previous attempts were blocked by demonstrators and the local District Assembly. [Read more…]
On 17 July, a woman from Chechnya applied to the local Prosecutor’s Office with a request to assist her in bringing back her young son from Iraq. The Prosecutor’s Office has begun verification of her claims.