July 08, 2020 13:51

  • Anzor Umarov. Screenshot: Umarov, Mamikhan Mukhadievich (Anzor)

    A Chechen refugee in Austria and a harsh Kadyrov's critic; a former investigator of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), who collaborated with special services; was assassinated in Vienna on July 4, 2020.

December 06, 2019 20:30

  • Zelimkhan Khangoshvili. Photo courtesy of press service of HRC 'Memorial', Zelimkhan Khangoshvili

    A participant of the second Chechen military campaign, one of the field commanders close to Shamil Basaev and Aslan Maskhadov. Shot dead in Berlin in 2019.

June 11, 2019 23:31

  • Movsar Eskerkhanov. Photo: screenshot of the video by КАВКАЗ LIFE Movsar Eskerkhanov

    He is a native of Chechnya, who is trying to get refugee status in Germany. In September 2017, he became the first native of the republic to confess to his homosexuality.

May 16, 2019 13:27

  • Zhalaudi Geriev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Zhalaudi Geriev

    Zhalaudi Geriev is a Chechen journalist and a correspondent of the "Caucasian Knot". On September 5, 2016, he was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment on the charge of drug possession. The Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" recognized Zhalaudi Geriev as a political prisoner.

March 14, 2019 23:12

  • Magomed Daudov. Photo: screenshot of the video Magomed Daudov

    Magomed "Lord" Daudov is a former Chechen militant who was awarded the title of "Hero of Russia", the chairman of the Chechen parliament under Ramzan Kadyrov.

March 14, 2019 16:14

  • Tumso Abdurakhmanov. Screenshot from video posted by Abu-Saddam Shishani [LIVE] Tumso Abdurakhmanov

    Tumso Abdurakhmanov is a blogger from Chechnya. After a conflict with Ramzan Kadyrov's relative, he left the republic and went first to Georgia, and then to Poland, where he is trying to get political asylum.

March 13, 2019 15:37

November 07, 2018 23:28

  • Ramzan Kadyrov Ramzan Kadyrov

    Ramzan Kadyrov is a Chechen politician, a son of Akhmat Kadyrov, the first president of the Chechen Republic. Since 2011, Ramzan Kadyrov has been the leader of Chechnya.

October 24, 2018 09:35

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photo: Sputnik/Anton Denisov Khabib Nurmagomedov

    A Russian MMA fighter, a native of Dagestan. After a battle with Al Iaquinta in April 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the first Russian citizen in UFC with a champion title. On October 6, 2018, he defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas.

October 24, 2018 09:25

  • Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot" Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev

    On July 9, 2013, Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev, our colleague, a "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, was killed in the suburb of Makhachkala.

October 24, 2018 09:19

  • Oyub Titiev. Photo courtesy of the Human Rights Centre "Memorial" Oyub Titiev

    He defends human rights, investigated a mass execution in Chechnya, and made efforts to make socially important problems public.

October 08, 2018 14:29

  • Daniel Ionesyan. Photo: Vardine Grigoryan Daniel Ionesyan

    He made public facts of violations during the pre-election campaign in Armenia.

October 08, 2018 12:21

  • Afghan Mukhtarly. Photo: © Meydan TV Afghan Mukhtarly

    He has made public an important public issue by publishing his investigation into kidnappings of journalists in Azerbaijan.

March 01, 2017 10:58

  • Svetlana Anokhina. Photo from Svetlana Anokhina's personal archive Svetlana Anokhina

    Svetlana Anokhina, a journalist from Dagestan, has published a book "There Was Such A City. Makhachkala". In 2015, she continued her publicist project in other books of the series. Ms Anokhina is widely known as the author of the portal, which posts resonant stories of Caucasian women.

December 21, 2016 23:19

  • Gerbert Gevorgyan. Screenshot o video posted by user Epress. am Gerbert Gevorgyan

    Gerbert Gevorgyan is a member of Yerevan art group “Counterstrike”, which responds to resonant events in the society, both in Armenia and abroad. In 2015, he actively participated in graffiti actions in support of employees of the “Nairit” Factory, Shant Arutyunyan, the organizer of the “Million Mask March”, and other political activists.

December 21, 2016 23:16

  • Gyunay Ismayilova. Photo: Gyunay Ismayilova

    Gyunay Ismayilova is one of the most active members of the Azerbaijani NGO "Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety" (IRFS). In 2015, despite the pressure and persecutions, she organized, on the volunteer basis, monitoring of court trials against human rights defenders and journalists, and published information about human rights violation in Azerbaijan.

December 21, 2016 22:58

  • Elena Zavodskaya. Photo|: Elena Zavodskaya

    Elena Zavodskaya, an Abkhazian journalist, has covered the legal proceedings at courts of the Russian Gulgaz Mamedova, from whom her husband’s relatives had taken away took a child, and of Liana Todua, who died because of doctors’ incompetence.

December 21, 2016 22:54

  • Albert Voskanyan. Photo: Albert Zavenovich Voskanyan

    In 2015, the social activist Albert Voskanyan achieved the resumption of monitoring the penitentiary establishments of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). He defended prisoners’ rights and was engaged in activities of social rehabilitation of former prisoners.

December 21, 2016 22:47

  • Dina Alborova. Photo: Dina Alborova

    Over a long period of time, Dina Alborova, an activist and political analyst, has fought for the rights of non-government organizations (NGOs) of South Ossetia, which were under pressure from the authorities.

December 21, 2016 22:40

  • Gela Nikolaishvili. Photo: Mzia Saganelidze (RFE/RL) Gela Nikolaishvili

    Gela Nikolaishvili was nominated for the “Hero of the Caucasus-2015” contest of the “Caucasian Knot” for achieving particular results in helping people.

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