When an explosion in the Mindeli mine in the west-Georgian town of Tkibuli killed four and injured six, coal mining in the town briefly shut down. In the interim, some miners have sought work abroad, while others stayed to work for new owners. In either case, the miners’ found little respite. [Read more…]
Mass executions, murders, abductions, rape, torture, intimidation, extortion, forged criminal proceedings, monstrous corruption — this is what Ramzan Kadyrov’s Chechnya looks like today. The Russian republic is completely disconnected from the Russian legal system — with the consent of the Russian authorities.
Tumso Abdurakhmanov, a popular Chechen YouTuber and an ardent critic of the Chechen government has been denied political asylum in Poland.
A recording of a phone conversation between a Chechen dissident blogger and the chair of Chechnya’s parliament, Magomed Daudov, has led to speculation about Daudov’s political ambitions. In the video, which went viral online, Tumso Abdurakhmanov mocks Daudov’s safety guarantees if he were to return.
Prominent Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, who was denied asylum in Georgia earlier in 2017, has been detained in an immigration detention centre in Warsaw, Poland.