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.
On 12 November, several dozen residents of the city of Khasavyurt in the east of the Russian Republic of Daghestan tried to break open the doors to the office of a local Gazprom subsidiary due to a lack of gas in their homes. [Read more…]
A Moscow court has sentenced the former chairman of Daghestan’s government Abdusamad Gamidov and his deputy Rayudin Yusufov to 6.5 and 5.5 years of imprisonment, respectively. On 28 October, the pair were found guilty of embezzling ₽41 million ($640,000) of state funds, which they were ordered to repay. [Read more…]
Since 2017, the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organisation has been banned in Russia — branded and ‘extremist sect’. With arrests and prosecutions taking place throughout the country since, the authorities have now turned their eyes to Daghestan, and after raids throughout the republic, four members are now on trial. [Read more…]
Four rights groups operating in different republics of the North Caucasus may face closure due to a lawsuit filed by Russia’s Ministry of Justice in the Russian Supreme Court. The ministry is seeking to close down Russian rights movement Za Prava Cheloveka (‘for human rights’), of which the groups are members. [Read more…]
A ruling by the Supreme Court of the Russian Republic of Daghestan over a disputed section of the Chechen–Daghestani border has now come to light — over three months after it was made. On 16 July, the court ruled in favour of the Daghestani town of Kizlyar over the Chechen authorities. [Read more…]
The student survey, which has teachers track the number of students that wear a hijab, has angered Daghestani residents and elicited vociferous denials from government officials.
Illegal high-rises have mushroomed in Makhachkala, the capital of Daghestan— the fruit of a corrupt process two decades in the making. [Read more…]
Around 150 residents of the city of Kaspiysk in the southeast of the Russian republic of Daghestan gathered at a protest on Sunday against the new master plan of development for the city. [Read more…]