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Luiza Mchedlishvili

Luiza is an editor with a degree in journalism from Tbilisi State University. Despite being the youngest member of the OC Media team, she has a wealth of experience, including an internship at Caucasian House where she took part in various peacebuilding projects. When she’s not reading about developments in Chechnya (a rare occurrence), she likes to spend time taking care of stray animals and treating herself to some fast food. In her everyday life, Luiza looks like a character from ‘Men in Black’.

Over 50 Chechen immigrants detained in Croatia

Several dozen Chechens detained in Croatia are reportedly being investigated for involvement in extremism.

Chechen woman granted asylum in Romania after eight months of detention

Chechen Amina Gerikhanova has received refugee status in Romania, after being detained at Russia’s request in March.

Daghestan to remove protection of ‘territorial integrity’ from constitution

Daghestan has adopted an amendment to its constitution that removes a clause enshrining its territorial integrity.

Ukrainian Parliament recognises independence of Chechnya

The Verkhovna Rada also unanimously condemned ‘the commission of genocide against the Chechen people’.

Two police officers jailed for beating woman and falsifying evidence in Daghestan

Shamil Aliyev and Ramazan Saipulaev were sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.

‘A humiliating experience’: 4 days in limbo on the Georgian–Russian border

After being denied entry for days, North Caucasian citizens were allowed to enter Georgia from Russia. 

Violence and arrests as anti-war protests hit Russia’s North Caucasus 

 At least 100 people have been arrested in unprecedented protests in Kabardino-Balkaria and Daghestan. 

Kadyrov holds pro-war rally in Grozny

While a second anti-war protest is reportedly being prepared in Grozny, Kadyrov has refused to mobilise in the republic.

Anti-war protest held in Grozny

Kadyrov confirmed that a protest, the first in his 15 years in power, had been held in the Chechen capital.

Kadyrov sanctioned by US Treasury

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on Ramzan Kadyrov and his family members for their role in Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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