A former Finance Minister of Ingushetia and another high-ranking ministry official have been sentenced to five years in prison for misspending ₽2 billion ($31 million) in budgetary funds that were allocated for state employees and housing. [Read more…]
An online protest is demanding the release of Zarifa Sautiyeva, an activist against Ingushetia’s controversial land deal with Chechnya. Thousands of people from all over Russia have uploaded videos calling for her release. [Read more…]
Ingush activist Bagaudin Myakiyev has been beaten up in a detention centre in Nalchik, the capital of the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, his lawyer says.
The Head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, has announced he is stepping down, citing ‘disunity in society’. Yevkurov leaves his post following eight months of unprecedented mass protests in Ingushetia over a land deal with neighbouring Chechnya. [Read more…]
Chechnya and Daghestan have suspended the border demarcation process between the two Russian republics a month after Chechnya ‘unilaterally’ registered parts of Daghestan as within their own territory. [Read more…]
Three leaders and several participants of Ingush protests against the land swap deal with Chechnya were arrested this week.
Thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Ingushetia’s largest city, Nazran, to oppose a land deal with neighbouring Chechnya. The authorities have responded by banning further protests and firing the republic’s interior minister and disbanding a local police unit after reports they sided with protesters against units of the Russian National Guard. [Read more…]
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…]
Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov has paid a number of personal visits to Ingush protest leaders after a land deal between the Russian republics of Chechnya and Ingushetia sparked outrage in Ingushetia. [Read more…]