A number of public organisations and prominent people in the Russian Republic of Daghestan have called for the authorities to close down all nightclubs in the republic. Calls intensified after 26-year-old National Guard officer Murad Ramazanov was shot dead outside a club in the early hours of Sunday.
Federal Security Service (FSB) agents in the Russian Republic of Daghestan have arrested the acting mayor of the capital, Makhachkala. Abusupyan Gasanov was detained on Wednesday suspected of costing the state ₽40 million ($600,000) during auctions under a federal roads programme. [Read more…]
People in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia have boycotted official celebrations for Russia’s Day of National Unity in protest over a controversial land deal with neighbouring Chechnya, local sources say. [Read more…]
Many families in Chechnya tell of young male relatives who have either disappeared without trace or are being held in detention, suggesting such cases are not rare.
Police in the Russian Republic of Daghestan have detained four teenagers on weapons charges near the town of Buynaksk. Parents of the detainees say the authorities intend to frame the boys for a fabricated terror plot. [Read more…]
Employees from the state media holding of the Russian republic Kabardino-Balkaria have appealed to the authorities over violations of their labour rights. Camera operators from KBR-Media complained of unfair working conditions, including being forced to work weekends for little remuneration. [Read more…]
Activists in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia announced on Wednesday that protests in the capital, Magas, were to be put on hold, after the official permit for holding them expired.
A human rights activist from Amnesty International was kidnapped by security forces while reporting on protests in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia, the group has reported.
A court in Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian Republic of Daghestan has sentenced the city’s former mayor to four years in prison on corruption charges.
A political crisis in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia is continuing over a border agreement with neighbouring Chechnya. Protests entered their ninth day in the Ingush capital Magas on Friday, with demands for repealing the agreement, a referendum, and the resignation of Ingush Head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.