Category: North Caucasus

North Caucasus

Man In North Caucasus Faced With New Terrorism Charge On Eve Of Release After Serving 16 Years

STAVROPOL, Russia — A man from Russia’s North Caucasus region of Karachai-Cherkessia has been charged with masterminding the financial support of a terrorist organization just as he was to be released from prison after serving a 16-year term for the attempted killing of a law enforcement officer. Aslan Sanashokov’s lawyer, Ramazan Uzuyev, told RFE/RL on […]

North Caucasus

Opera Singer Arrested For Initiating Anti-Government Rallies In Russia’s North Ossetia

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia — Authorities in Russia’s North Caucasus region of North Ossetia have arrested opera singer Vyacheslav Cheldiyev for initiating anti-government rallies.Cheldiyev’s lawyer, Batraz Kulchiyev, told Current Time on April 21 that his client had launched a hunger strike to protest his two-month pretrial arrest.Cheldiyev, who permanently resides in St. Petersburg, has called on North […]

North Caucasus

Russian Newspaper Takes Down Chechnya Coronavirus Article At Media Regulator’s Request

MOSCOW – Russia’s independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta said it has taken down an article about measures introduced to tackle the coronavirus in the North Caucasus region of Chechnya following a request by the country’s media regulator, Roskomnadzor.The move comes as international media watchdogs accuse the Russian government of stepping up its control of news reporting […]

North Caucasus

CPJ Calls For Release Of Editor Held In Daghestan On ‘Terrorism’ Charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in the Russian republic of Daghestan to release journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiev and drop all charges against him. Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was detained on June 14 on charges of financing terrorism. He has been held since in pre-trial detention, […]

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