Imprisoned journalist Afgan Mukhtarli has gone on hunger strike in Azerbaijan and stopped taking his medication in protest against his the ‘mistreatment’ of his lawyer at the hands of prison officials. [Read more…]
Abkhazia’s opposition runner-up has lost an appeal in court against the results of 8 September’s presidential vote, in which incumbent Raul Khadzhimba was re-elected. The opposition has vowed to continue to fight the result. [Read more…]
Opinions towards queer rights have improved among Georgia’s young people, the latest NDI/CRRC polling has found, with a plurality in support of their protection. [Read more…]
Forty-five Afghan war veterans are on a hunger strike in Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian Republic of Daghestan, demanding improved housing conditions.
A man accused of recruiting and fighting for the Islamic State has been extradited from Georgia to Russia. His lawyer insisted he is innocent and that he could face torture in Russia. [Read more…]
Two people have been killed by the security forces in a ‘counterterrorism operation’ in the Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. The two men, who the authorities said were members of the ‘radical Islamist underground’, were killed just 10 kilometres from the republic’s capital, Nalchik. [Read more…]
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has declared a moratorium on her presidential authority to pardon prisoners until parliament legislates new rules for pardoning procedures. [Read more…]
Thousands gathered outside the US Embassy in Tbilisi on Sunday at a protest organised by conservative opposition party the Alliance of Patriots. Protesters were demanding that former US diplomats David J Kramer and Matthew Bryza be made persona non grata in Georgia. [Read more…]