Armenia has sent an 83-person team of deminers, medics, and an accompanying security detail to the Syrian city of Aleppo․ [Read more…]
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…]
Communities in districts of Daghestan bordering with Chechnya have demanded more transparency in the ongoing process of border demarcation between the two Russian republics. [Read more…]
Russian senator Rauf Arashukov has been arrested inside the Federation Council, the Russian parliament’s upper chamber in Moscow, over the murder of two people in his native Karachay–Cherkessia. [Read more…]
Film screenings of a K-pop concert, an anime festival, and a concert by Russian rapper Kreed — all cultural events cancelled in recent months after pressure from those claiming to be defenders of Daghestani culture and religion. But for those wishing to attend such events, the backlash has little to do with traditions and more a ‘desire to feel significant’.
The Russian Federation must pay Georgia €10 million ($11.5 million) in compensation for the damages suffered by more than 1,500 Georgian nationals who were arrested, detained, and collectively expelled from Russia in 2006, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled. [Read more…]
The prosecutor’s office of the Daghestani capital, Makhachkala, is to sue the city’s water company for providing substandard water. On 28 January, the prosecutor's office demanded the company and city authorities provide suburban residents with quality drinking water. [Read more…]
Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus face attempts to ‘cure’ them, beatings, rape, forced marriages, and murder, according to a report interviewing a number of queer women from the region. While some gay men have been able to flee, the report said women were less able to do so as their money, movement, careers, and private lives were controlled by male ‘guardians’.
The Chechen Prosecutor’s Office has successfully applied in court for gas debts worth a reported ₽9 billion ($136 million) owed by the local population to Gazprom, to be written off. The ruling has led politicians from other regions of Russia to call for similar debt write-offs.
HIV testing before marriage could become mandatory in the Russian Republic of Daghestan, if new proposals by the head of the republic’s Consumer Protection and Welfare Service are adopted. [Read more…]