The Education Quality Development Centre of Georgia, an agency of the Ministry of Education, revoked on 3 February the authority to teach of the Şahin Friendship School, a school linked to Turkish political figure Fethullah Gülen.
Chechen authorities have refused to allow the burial of a man from the Chechen village of Prigorodnoye, Aslanbek Bakharchiyev, in his home village. Bakharchiyev passed away on 9 February, in Kalmykia, in south western Russia. He was expelled from his village two months ago by the Chechen authorities.
Resident of Daghestan Abdulla Apavov was sentenced to two years in prison by a Daghestani court, for posts he made on social media. The North Caucasian District Military Court found him guilty of publicly promoting terrorism and inciting hatred.
Popular blogger Aleksandr Lapshin was arrested in Belarus and extradited to Azerbaijan following his visits to the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Georgian supermarket chain Fresco was investigated by the the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia for alleged exploitation and forced labour, but ‘the allegations were not confirmed by any of Fresco’s employees’, the Minister of Labour said on 9 February. [Read more…]
Residents of the village of Andi, in the Botlikh District of Daghestan, had their homes searched and passports checked by law enforcement officers on 7 February.
Four transgender women were beaten up by unidentified individuals in one of the central streets of Tbilisi, Georgia, the Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG) reported on 7 February. [Read more…]
Solar powered LED lights have been installed at the Heroes Square monument in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. [Read more…]
Poachers have killed two deers over the past few days, in two different regions of Georgia, according to the Ministry of Environment. [Read more…]
A memorial cross will soon be erected near the Chechen village of Urus-Kert, at the site where a group of Russian soldiers from the city of Pskov died during the Second Chechen War. The cross will be unveiled during a ceremony on 2 March, on the 17th anniversary of their deaths.