On 25 November, a court in Cherkessk, the capital of Russian republic of Karachay–Cherkessia, acquitted five people accused of staging an illegal protest.
On 23 August, the Supreme Court of the Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria released Martin Kochesoko, who has been under house arrest, on bail. His defence insists that drugs were planted on him and witnesses gave false testimonies.
The leader of Circassian group Khabze, Martin Kochesoko, has been arrested in the Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on drugs charges. Two other members of the group were also detained. [Read more…]
Circassian activists in the Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria have claimed that police prevented drivers with Circassian flags from entering the capital Nalchik to celebrate Circassian Flag Day.