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One person killed during ‘counter-terrorist operation’ in Daghestan

The special Counter-Terrorist Operation regime was in force for much of Thursday in the Makhachkala’s Sovietsky district.

One person killed during ‘counter-terrorist operation’ in Daghestan

The special Counter-Terrorist Operation regime was in force for much of Thursday in the Makhachkala’s Sovietsky district.

Chechen man ‘abducted and held in basement’ for past six months

Local residents say 35-year-old Usman Mitayev was abducted by police in October.

Chechen man ‘abducted and held in basement’ for past six months

Local residents say 35-year-old Usman Mitayev was abducted by police in October.

Novaya Gazeta: Russian police forced abductees to swear allegiance to ISIS before killing them

Novaya Gazeta has found proof of the illegal detention of at least 27 Chechen men who were killed by Russian security forces in January 2017. 

Novaya Gazeta: Russian police forced abductees to swear allegiance to ISIS before killing them

Novaya Gazeta has found proof of the illegal detention of at least 27 Chechen men who were killed by Russian security forces in January 2017. 

‘The officer swore he would rape his sister’ — EHCR awards $1 million over North Caucasus tortures

The court heard harrowing testimony of torture by Russian security forces, including strangulation, electrocution, sexual violence, and rape threats.

‘The officer swore he would rape his sister’ — EHCR awards $1 million over North Caucasus tortures

The court heard harrowing testimony of torture by Russian security forces, including strangulation, electrocution, sexual violence, and rape threats.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Was the Circassian question another victim of the global pandemic?

As Russian authorities chip away at the rights and dignity of the country’s ethnic minorities, some activists remain hopeful for the future.

Was the Circassian question another victim of the global pandemic?

By Madina Aliyeva

As Russian authorities chip away at the rights and dignity of the country’s ethnic minorities, some activists remain hopeful for the future.

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

‘Last emir’ of Caucasus Emirate in Chechnya killed

Experts say it’s too early to talk of an end to the armed conflict in the North Caucasus.

‘Last emir’ of Caucasus Emirate in Chechnya killed

Experts say it’s too early to talk of an end to the armed conflict in the North Caucasus.

Bloggers arrested in ‘$3.5 million pyramid scheme’ in Kabardino-Balkaria

The authorities say the suspects scammed over 600 people from Kabardino-Balkaria and beyond.

Bloggers arrested in ‘$3.5 million pyramid scheme’ in Kabardino-Balkaria

The authorities say the suspects scammed over 600 people from Kabardino-Balkaria and beyond.

Arrested Daghestani exorcist claims he was ‘kidnapped and tortured’

Ibragim Ibalayev is a well-known exorcist in Daghestan with a large Instagram following.

Arrested Daghestani exorcist claims he was ‘kidnapped and tortured’

Ibragim Ibalayev is a well-known exorcist in Daghestan with a large Instagram following.

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