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Georgian Muslim villages fight back against Orthodox Church land-grab

Local residents claim the lands are vital for them to sustain their families, but local church officials don’t share their concerns.

Georgian Muslim villages fight back against Orthodox Church land-grab

By Dato Parulava

Local residents claim the lands are vital for them to sustain their families, but local church officials don’t share their concerns.

Voice | ‘I have finally accepted myself’ — an Ingush woman’s coming-of-age tale

For one Ingush woman, growing up in Ingushetia meant struggling with ‘restrictive’ traditions.

Voice | ‘I have finally accepted myself’ — an Ingush woman’s coming-of-age tale

For one Ingush woman, growing up in Ingushetia meant struggling with ‘restrictive’ traditions.

Court begins hearing Batumi mosque appeal after 2-year standstill

The lawsuit was brought by a group of Muslim’s against the city authorities over their refusal to grant a contruction permit.

Court begins hearing Batumi mosque appeal after 2-year standstill

The lawsuit was brought by a group of Muslim’s against the city authorities over their refusal to grant a contruction permit.

Council of Europe Racism Commission criticises Georgia’s state religious agency

The commission said the agency had not fulfilled its recommendations to cooperate with the public defender.

Council of Europe Racism Commission criticises Georgia’s state religious agency

The commission said the agency had not fulfilled its recommendations to cooperate with the public defender.

Georgian Muslim leader detained in Azerbaijan

Local rights groups have questioned the Azerbaijani Government account of his arrest and demanded Georgia intervene.

Georgian Muslim leader detained in Azerbaijan

Local rights groups have questioned the Azerbaijani Government account of his arrest and demanded Georgia intervene.

Georgian court orders authorities to provide water connection for Kobuleti Muslim school

The local mayor’s office had argued they could not do so because of ‘objections from neighbours’ leading to the school remaining closed.

Georgian court orders authorities to provide water connection for Kobuleti Muslim school

The local mayor’s office had argued they could not do so because of ‘objections from neighbours’ leading to the school remaining closed.

The green zone: where Russia’s Caucasian prisoners are fighting back

Singled out for beatings, bullying, and torture — North Caucasian inmates in Russian prisons have developed a system of resistance.

The green zone: where Russia’s Caucasian prisoners are fighting back

By Aslan Urumov

Singled out for beatings, bullying, and torture — North Caucasian inmates in Russian prisons have developed a system of resistance.

New Adjara head faces conservative backlash after approving Batumi mosque

Ultra-conservative groups called the new Chair of Adjara’s government a ‘traitor’, after he promised to authorise a new mosque in Batumi.

New Adjara head faces conservative backlash after approving Batumi mosque

Ultra-conservative groups called the new Chair of Adjara’s government a ‘traitor’, after he promised to authorise a new mosque in Batumi.

Daghestani authorities investigate man for 5-year-old social media post

The man claims authorities are demanding he confess to being an ‘extremists’ over a video he shared on social network VKontakte.

Daghestani authorities investigate man for 5-year-old social media post

The man claims authorities are demanding he confess to being an ‘extremists’ over a video he shared on social network VKontakte.

Hundreds rally in Ingushetia for return of directly elected head

The protest organised by the Council of Teips of the Ingush People was demanding the return of direct elections for the head of Ingushetia.

Hundreds rally in Ingushetia for return of directly elected head

The protest organised by the Council of Teips of the Ingush People was demanding the return of direct elections for the head of Ingushetia.

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