Authorities in the Russian Republic of Daghestan have prohibited a rally in support of Anastasia Shevchenko, a Russian human rights activist under house arrest who was denied the right to see her dying daughter. [Read more…]
The head of Georgia’s Human Rights Committee, Sopo Kiladze, is facing calls for her resignation — the second time activists have demanded she go in under a year. [Read more…]
Four social workers have been fired and the head of social programmes at Georgia’s Social Services has resigned after a four-year-old was allegedly beaten to death by her mother despite a restraining order. Children’s rights groups blamed an ‘inefficient child protection system’ while social workers said they did not have enough resources. [Read more…]
The Azerbaijani authorities have dropped new charges against imprisoned anti-corruption blogger Mehman Huseynov following large protests in the capital. Thousands gathered in Baku on Saturday calling for Huseynov’s release and an end to political prosecutions and corruption in the country.
A number of protesters in the Russian republic of Ingushetia have been dismissed from their jobs, allegedly at the request of the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov. Ingushetia has been rocked by protests in recent months against a deeply unpopular land deal between Chechnya and Ingushetia. [Read more…]
The Family of Temirlan Machalikashvili, who was shot dead by Georgian security forces last December, have held a silent rally in front of Tbilisi’s parliament building demanding parliament look into the teenager’s death. [Read more…]
Russia’s Constitutional Court has began hearing an appeal from the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, against a decision by the Constitutional Court of Ingushetia outlawing a controversial border deal with Chechnya.
Leaders and supporters of the United National Movement-led opposition coalition gathered in central Tbilisi on Sunday demanding the government negotiate with the opposition before the president-elect’s inauguration day.
Tens of thousands of people gathered on Tbilis’s Freedom Square on Sunday in a ‘No to Nazism’ rally organised by the conservative opposition Alliance of Patriots party. [Read more…]
Dialysis patients in the Russian Republic of Daghestan protested on Monday against a decision to transfer them from a private clinic to state medical institutions. [Read more…]