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Luiza Mchedlishvili

Despite being the team’s youngest member, Luiza has years of experience writing about the North Caucasus, and has been an integral part of OC Media since 2021. She closely follows developments in Chechnya, and is interested in the perspective of the republic’s people as well as its infamous leaders. In her everyday life, Luiza looks like a character from ‘Men in Black’.

Chechnya ‘abducts’ around 90 people linked to man accused of burning pro-Kadyrov car

Human rights activists report that dozens of people were abducted in Chechnya.

Kadyrov confidant Magomed Daudov steps down as speaker of Chechen Parliament

Nicknamed ‘Lord’, Daudov was seen as a close confidant of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.

Two police officers killed in second attack in a week in Karachay–Cherkessia

The assailants, who had killed two other police officers the week prior, were killed in the gunfight.

Two police officers killed in attack in Karachay–Cherkessia

Five suspects remain at large after attacking a police unit on the night of Sunday to Monday.

Kadyrov says restrictions to music tempo were ‘just recommendations’

A week earlier, Chechnya’s government announced that music in the republic would have to conform to specific criteria by 1 June. 

Feminist blogger from Kabarda–Balkaria charged with justification of terrorism

Zalina Marshenkulova was reportedly charged after commenting on the murder of a Russian pro-war blogger. 

Chechnya bans ‘fast and slow’ music

In Chechnya, restrictions have been introduced on the speed of music and dance.

Daghestan arrests four on terrorism charges

The FSB claimed the men were connected to the Crocus City Hall attackers.

Pankisi Imam accused of ‘spying’ on locals for Chechnya

The Imam in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge has been accused of being connected with the Chechen authorities.