Monday, January 26, 2015


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Residents Of Daghestan Celebrate Prophet Muhammad

Some 20 thousand people gathered in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan -- Makhachkala, for Mevlid -- celebrations of Prophet Muhammad and his heritage. More

Russia's Grand Mufti Says Freedom Of Expression Must Have Limits

Russia's Grand Mufti Ravil Gainutdin says freedom of expression must have its limits. More

This is the second Tatarstan resident to have been sentenced for fighting in Syria following the conviction last month of Raif Mustafin (pictured, right)

Another Tatarstan Man Sentenced To Jail For Fighting in Syria

A court in Naberezhnye Chelny in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan has sentenced a local man to one year's imprisonment in a penal colony for fighting with a Chechen-led militant group in Syria. More

Rafis Kashapov (left) leads the Tatar Public Center, an NGO in Tatarstan's second-largest city, Chally, that campaigns to preserve Tatars' national identity, language, and culture.

Jailed Tatar Activist Starts Hunger Strike

A prominent Tatar activist who faces trial on hate-crimes charges supporters say are politically motivated has begun a hunger strike. More

Tatar Activist Loses Job After Organizing Protests

A Tatar activist says he has been fired from his job after helping organize protests against the jailing of a fellow activist in Russia's Tatarstan region. More

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Residents Of Daghestan Celebrate Prophet Muhammad

Some 20 thousand people gathered in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan -- Makhachkala, for Mevlid -- celebrations of Prophet Muhammad and his heritage.
More

Russia's Grand Mufti Says Freedom Of Expression Must Have Limits

Russia's Grand Mufti Ravil Gainutdin says freedom of expression must have its limits.
More

Jailed Tatar Activist Starts Hunger Strike

A prominent Tatar activist who faces trial on hate-crimes charges supporters say are politically motivated has begun a hunger strike.
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Tatar Activist Loses Job After Organizing Protests

A Tatar activist says he has been fired from his job after helping organize protests against the jailing of a fellow activist in Russia's Tatarstan region.
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Protests in Five Russian Cities Demand Tatar Activist's Release

Protesters in four regions of Russian that are home to non-Russian ethnic groups have demonstrated to demand the release of a jailed Tatar activist, Rafis Kashapov.
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