A journalist from Ingush news site Fortanga who was arrested in July on drug possession charges has been released under house arrest. [Read more…]
The authorities in Tbilisi have dispersed protesters blockading the Georgian Parliament for the second time in a week. As temperatures reached below zero in the early hours of Tuesday, riot police moved in deploying a water cannon against protesters.
On 19 November, Armenia’s National Assembly passed a new draft bill on criminalizing the creation of criminal subculture groups. The bill passed, despite both parliamentary opposition parties opposing it. [Read more…]
Amidst protracted preliminary court hearings, 10 of the 37 people arrested following the protests on Monday have been sentenced to administrative imprisonment. Opposition groups have called for their release and vow to restart street protests next week. [Read more…]
The former head of Armenia’s advisory Public Council, Vazgen Manukyan, has announced the creation of the Vernatun Club, a new political organisation, in a meeting on 15 November attended mostly by opposition figures linked to the former ruling Republican Party. [Read more…]
The Constitutional Court of the Russian republic Daghestan has ruled that a ban on protests near government buildings contradicts the republic’s constitution. The case was brought by supporters of imprisoned journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev, who have been repeatedly denied permission to protest in the capital, Makhachkala.
Medical professionals across Georgia have held a five-minute silence in protest over the detention in South Ossetia of Georgian doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili. [Read more…]
The Georgian authorities have cleared the area around parliament and Tbilisi’s central Rustaveli Avenue, deploying riot police and water cannons. Protesters had been blockading the entrances to parliament since Sunday evening, preventing MPs from entering. [Read more…]
Several Georgian opposition groups have vowed to prevent MPs from entering parliament after the ruling party failed to pass electoral reforms last week. Georgian Dream is facing street protests from an unprecedented spectrum of opposition groups over their U-turn over the reforms. [Read more…]