Georgia violated the right to life in the murder of two young men by police and also failed to properly investigate the crime, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled. [Read more…]
Around 40 people gathered on Wednesday in front of the Iranian Embassy in Baku to protest reports of joint production of military equipment by Iran and Armenia and the arrest of an Azerbaijani–Iranian activist. The rally was soon dispersed by the police. [Read more…]
Opposition to the construction of a recreational complex in Dighomi Forest Park escalated last weekend, as activists and local residents staged an overnight protest. [Read more…]
Ownership of pro-opposition Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2 has been transferred to businessman Kibar Khalvashi, a previous owner, after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The court ruled that the previous owners’ right to a fair trial was not violated when Georgia’s Supreme Court ordered that ownership should be transferred. [Read more…]
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Republic of Daghestan has ordered six local transport companies to reverse a rise in bus fare. [Read more…]
The Davit Gareja monastery complex (known as Keshikchidagh in Azerbaijan) is at the centre of a new row following an altercation between Georgian activists and Azerbaijani border guards. Azerbaijan closed access to Udabno Monastery following the incident. [Read more…]
The father of two teenage shepherds shot dead in the Russian Republic of Daghestan has resumed protesting in front of the republic’s government offices. [Read more…]
The Russian communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, has blocked Ingush news site Fortanga. The move came as one of the site’s journalists and an activist against Ingushetia’s land swap with Chechnya were remanded into two months of pre-trial detention.
Georgia’s ruling party has become embroiled in another scandal after an official made a misogynistic statement. Levan Oniani is accused by women’s rights advocates of making sexist comments against TV presenter Inga Grigolia. [Read more…]
An activist against Ingushetia’s controversial land deal with Chechnya and a local journalist have been detained. According to his lawyer, journalist Rashid Maysigov, who is accused of drug possession and treason, is being tortured by the authorities.