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#North Caucasus

Russia designates Chechen activist in exile ‘foreign agent’

A Chechen human rights activist from Germany was added to the register of foreign agents.

Russia designates Chechen activist in exile ‘foreign agent’

A Chechen human rights activist from Germany was added to the register of foreign agents.

Russia issues arrest warrant for Daghestani former MP

Gadzhiyev has been accused of attempting to exchange Russian state secrets for European or American citizenship. 

Russia issues arrest warrant for Daghestani former MP

Gadzhiyev has been accused of attempting to exchange Russian state secrets for European or American citizenship. 

Teenager ‘beaten’ and publicly chastised in Kabardino-Balkaria after mocking Quran 

A teenager was reportedly beaten and was forced to publicly apologise for mocking the Quran in a video.

Teenager ‘beaten’ and publicly chastised in Kabardino-Balkaria after mocking Quran 

A teenager was reportedly beaten and was forced to publicly apologise for mocking the Quran in a video.

Masked group ‘attempted break-in’ to home of Caucasian Knot journalist

The attempt reportedly followed a police search of Vyacheslav Yashchenko’s home a week earlier.

Masked group ‘attempted break-in’ to home of Caucasian Knot journalist

The attempt reportedly followed a police search of Vyacheslav Yashchenko’s home a week earlier.

Kadyrov offers Ukrainian POWs in exchange for lifting US sanctions on family

In a post after his announcement, Kadyrov claimed that he had been ‘trolling’ the US.

Kadyrov offers Ukrainian POWs in exchange for lifting US sanctions on family

In a post after his announcement, Kadyrov claimed that he had been ‘trolling’ the US.

Chechen security forces ‘threaten to kill’ families of Telegram channel admins

Chechen security forces reportedly threatened to murder the male relatives of people running an opposition Telegram channel. 

Chechen security forces ‘threaten to kill’ families of Telegram channel admins

Chechen security forces reportedly threatened to murder the male relatives of people running an opposition Telegram channel. 

Chechen military unit gives Russian schoolchildren gifts in ‘gratitude’

The Akhmat special forces unit gave fourth-grade students in the Moscow region Akhmat Kadyrov-branded mugs and a flag.

Chechen military unit gives Russian schoolchildren gifts in ‘gratitude’

The Akhmat special forces unit gave fourth-grade students in the Moscow region Akhmat Kadyrov-branded mugs and a flag.

Foreboding and fracture for Turkey’s North Caucasus diaspora

Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora appears to be facing fraction, in light of both local and regional political shifts.

Foreboding and fracture for Turkey’s North Caucasus diaspora

By Alexander Thatcher

Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora appears to be facing fraction, in light of both local and regional political shifts.

Russian authorities arrest Daghestani man over 1990s invasion of Daghestan

An alleged participant in the attack by the group of Basayev and Khattab was detained in Daghestan.

Russian authorities arrest Daghestani man over 1990s invasion of Daghestan

An alleged participant in the attack by the group of Basayev and Khattab was detained in Daghestan.

North Caucasus rights organisations brace for crackdown as Russia bans ‘international LGBT movement’ 

Russia’s banning of ‘the international LGBT movement’ is set to further threaten queer people and rights defenders in the North Caucasus. 

North Caucasus rights organisations brace for crackdown as Russia bans ‘international LGBT movement’ 

Russia’s banning of ‘the international LGBT movement’ is set to further threaten queer people and rights defenders in the North Caucasus.