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Latest North Caucasus News

Kadyrov's Office Denies Reports Of Massive Search For Lost Phone

A spokesman for Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, is denying reports that more than 1,000 people were searched or interviewed in an attempt to recover the leader’s lost mobile telephone. More

Reputed Kyrgyz Crime Boss 'Cannot Be Extradited' From Russia

A reputed crime boss from Kyrgyzstan who was released from prison last year under false pretenses and left for Russia cannot be extradited to Kyrgyzstan. More

Gunmen Kill Police Officer In Daghestan

A police officer has been killed by gunmen in Russia's restive Republic of Daghestan in the North Caucasus. More

Moscow Court Sentences Four Members Of Hizb Ut-Tahrir

A Russian court has handed down sentences to four members of a banned Islamic group. More

Family Disputes Daghestani Man's Official Cause Of Death

Relatives of a man found dead in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan say he was kidnapped and killed and did not die in an explosion as officials say. More

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Yet Another 'Coup' Trial Ends in Karachayevo-Cherkessia

The incidence of alleged plots in Karachayevo-Cherkessia Republic to overthrow the government and the imputed objective of establishing a state based on shariat are all the more implausible given that the republic is one of the least Islamicized republics of the North Caucasus. More

OSCE Calls For 'Thorough Investigation' Of Kabardian Journalist's Death

The OSCE's Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, issued a statement on August 4 calling for a thorough investigation into the death of Kabardian journalist and human rights activist Timur Kuashev. More
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It Takes A Village To Find Ramzan Kadyrov's Phone

When Ramzan Kadyrov misplaces his cell phone, there's hell to pay. After the Chechen strongman reportedly lost his mobile at a museum opening, police are said to have held hundreds of people in an effort to locate it.
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