Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 2-8 August 2014

This week’s highlights of media reports and developments relating to extremism, terrorism and insurgency in Russia. These highlights are intended to provide an overview of the most interesting stories rather than a comprehensive survey of all reporting on the issues.  Interesting material from extremist websites that may complement the picture is not included – for ethical (and legal) reasons, I choose not to link to extremist material.

North Caucasus/Caucasus Emirate

Kavkazskiy Uzel: The relatives of a missing Dagestani man accuse the police of involvement in his disappearance (3 August 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: A Dagestani lawyer reports the possible abduction of a colleague; friends and relatives blame the security services (5 August 2014) (Rus)

Russian Analytical Digest: Several articles look at North-South Caucasus ties, religious identity and conflict in Dagestan, and the role of the Cossacks (25 July 2014) (Eng) Body of dead Kabardino-Balkarian journalist Timur Kuashev show signs that he may have been killed by fatal injection (4 August 2014) (Rus)

Human Rights Watch calls for an investigation into the death of Kabardino-Balkarian journalist Timur Kuashev, citing “strong grounds to suspect foul play” (4 August 2014) (Eng)

CACI Analyst: Prospects for the Caucasus Emirate Under Kebekov’s Leadership (5 August 2014) (Eng)

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Karachayevo-Cherkessia’s Supreme Court due to deliver verdict against Uzdenov group, accused of attacks on police in Karachayevo-Cherkessia and Stavropol Kray (4 August 2014) (Rus)

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Stavropol court sentences man for propagating Nazi ideology (1 August 2014) (Rus)

Kommersant: Suspects in the 2004 murder of Karachayevo-Cherkessia deputy prime minister Ansar Tebuyev are accused of membership of criminal group headed by a former local senior police officer (4 August 2014) (Rus)

Kommersant: Case against man accused of murdering Dagestani Supreme Court judge transferred to court (6 August 2014) (Rus)

SOVA Center: Hizb ut-Tahrir member sentenced to six months corrective labour in Nizhnevartovsk (5 August 2014) (Rus)


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