Friday, July 25, 2014


News and Features from the Caucasus

Mediators Voice Concern Over 'Targeted Killings Of Civilians'

International mediators in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have voiced "serious concern" over the increase in tensions and violence in the region, including “the targeted killings of civilians."
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Opposition Activist Detained In Azerbaijan

The chairman of the youth wing of the opposition Musavat (Equality) party in Azerbaijan has been detained.
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Armenia Cites 'Intensified' Azeri Subversion

Armenia's foreign minister has complained to international mediators of what he termed "intensified subversive activities" by Azerbaijan.
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OSCE Expresses Concern Over Armenia Court Ruling

The OSCE's representative on freedom of the media has expressed concern over a court ruling in Armenia forcing media outlets to disclose their sources.
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Armenian Mayor Injured By Explosion In Nagorno-Karabakh

One person was killed and at least three injured when their car hit a mine in the Kashatagh Province of the disputed Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh on July 22.
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Georgia Priest Attack Worries Armenia

Armenia has expressed concern regarding an attack on priests at the Armenian Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi.
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Long Prison Term Sought For Azerbaijani In Russian Murder Trial

A Russian prosecutor has asked a Moscow City Court to sentence an Azerbaijani suspect to 18 years in jail in the stabbing death of a Russian man.
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Georgian Prime Minister Reshuffles Cabinet

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has reshuffled his cabinet, saying it needed new "energy" and "efficiency."
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South Ossetia Jails Georgian For Spying

A court in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia has sentenced a Georgian citizen to 10 years and two months in jail.
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British Minister Condemns Sentence Against Azerbaijani Activist

Britain's Minister for Europe, David Lidington, has condemned the jailing of an activist in Azerbaijan.
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