Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

Circassians prevented from attending jailed activist’s court hearing

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The regional court in Russia’s Krasnodar region upheld the decision made by the lower court to imprison a popular 67-year-old Circassian civic activist, while his supporters were barred from attending the trial on Monday. […]

South Ossetia declares Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘extremists’

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

Sonya Khubaeva. TBILISI, DFWatch–The supreme court in the breakaway region South Ossetia has ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses is an extremist organization and banned its activities. When the ruling comes into force in a few days, Jehovah’s Witnesses members will face up to 10 years […]

UNM mobilizes thousands against ‘oligarch’ Ivanishvili’s property takeover

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TBILISI, DFWatch–Several thousand supporters of Georgia’s opposition National Movement party demonstrated Sunday outside the home of a former prime minister whom they call an oligarch and accuse of taking over valuable properties. […]