Daghestan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has published a video on social media of a 14-year-old girl testifying to facing years of sexual abuse at the hands of her neighbours. [Read more…]
Georgia’s finance ministry has notified broadcasters Kavkasia, Pirveli, and Rustavi 2 and their banks that they will begin seizing overdue taxes from the TV companies. At least one regional broadcaster has reportedly received the same notice. [Read more…]
Armen Tavadyan, an associate of ex-President Robert Kocharyan, and owner of the pro-Kocharyan TV 5 television channel has been arrested. He has been charged with bribing witnesses to give false testimony in Kocharyan’s ongoing trial.
The Georgian government has dismissed accusations by Facebook that they were behind a network of fake news pages, with the ruling Georgian Dream party and pro-government media instead accusing the opposition and others of being propagators of fake news and announcing new proposals to tackle disinformation. [Read more…]
The offices of Joghovurd and its online outlet armlur.am were broken into. According to the paper’s founder ‘nothing of value’ was taken. She claimed the break-in was an attempt at intimidation. [Read more…]
Facebook has taken down hundreds of pages, accounts, and groups for engaging in ‘coordinated inauthentic behaviour’ on behalf of the Georgian Government. [Read more…]
A Russian court has convicted three people for their participation in protests in the Ingush capital Magas on 26–27 March, the first of 34 arrested in the wake of the protests. [Read more…]
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has raided the homes of nine Jehovah’s Witnesses in Karachay-Cherkessia, detaining 10 people, the Jehovah’s Witnesses of Russia has reported. [Read more…]
Police searched the house of the Republican Party politician and former head of Armenian Football Federation (AFF) Ruben Hayrapetyan. Hayrapetyan claims that the authorities are trying to influence the upcoming election for a new AFF president.