Two women whose sons were detained on 15 June for ‘illegal weapons possession’ are beginning their third week on hunger strike in the Russian Republic of Daghestan. The women say their sons were framed and tortured into giving false confessions. They are demanding their sons’ release.
Police launched a criminal case on Monday in Makhachkala against Magomed Magomedov, the former head of the state Management for the preparation and holding events dedicated to the 2,000th anniversary of Derbent. Magomedov is accused of overstating the amount of work done during the construction of Derbent’s promenade by more than ₽44 million ($670,000).
Nine alleged militants were killed in a major counter-terrorism operation in the southern Daghestani city of Derbent on Saturday. One more was killed on the same day in Stavropol Krai. [Read more…]
The head of the Derbent District administration in Daghestan, Magomed Dzhelilov, has been arrested on suspicion of ‘abuse of power’, and a criminal case has been launched against him.
Two people were killed and four wounded in a gunfight in the Magaramkent District of Daghestan. The shootout, between members of the same family, involved a number of former and current officials. Six people have been arrested.
Protesters in four villages of Daghestan’s Derbent District blocked a local road on 25 July demanding that the authorities move a landfill from near their villages. The local authorities have promised to address the problem.
The administration of American president Donald Trump has released a list of terrorist attacks, which, in their opinion, were left intentionally unreported by the press. The list includes an armed incident in the Daghestani town of Derbent in 2015.