Criminal in Caucasus

 Former Makhachkala mayor gets 4 years in prison

The Makhachkala court has sentenced the former mayor of Dagestan’s capital Musa Musayev to 4 years in prison for abuse of office resulting in grave consequences, the Investigative Committee’s press service …

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Samvel Mayrapetyan formally accused

Armenian businessman Samvel Mayrapetyan, detained by the Special Investigative Service on October 7, was formally accused of complicity in bribery today, spokeswoman for the Special Investigation Service Marina …

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Samvel Mayrapetyan detained in Armenia

Armenia's Special Investigation Service confirmed the information on detaining businessman Samvel Mayrapetyan. SIS spokesperson Marina Ohanjanyan said Mayrapetyan was detained yesterday within …

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Tbilisi amongst world's safest countries

Georgia ranks fifth among 125 countries in the 2018 Crime Index by Numbeo. The country has improved its ranking by two steps compared to last year, the country;'s Ministry of Internal Affairs reported. "Numbeo has rated the …

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Investigation launched into Kutaisi City Hall incident

Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs launched an investigation into the physical confrontation that occurred in Kutaisi City Hall today, InterPressNews reported. As InterPressNews was told by the Ministry, the criminal case was …

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Leader of crime group eliminated in Dagestan

A crime group leader was eliminated during a counterterrorism operation in Dagestan, Russia, the National Antiterrorism Committee said, TASS reported. "He was involved in the attack on law enforcement officers", the committee …

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Russia not extraditing Harutyunyan to Armenia

Moscow has received a formal petition from Yerevan for the extradition of Armenia’s former Defense Minister Mikael Harutyunyan, who is on international wanted list within CIS countries in connection with the …

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Shooting in Dagestan, two police officers injured

An unidentified gunman opened fire at police officers in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, injuring two of them, and fled, a spokesperson for the regional interior ministry department said. "Two officers were …

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Kocharyan’s mansion and office searched

The employees of Armenia's Special Investigative Service searched former president Robert Kocharyan’s mansion and office.  "The mansion and the office are being searched as part of a criminal …

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Kocharyan announces his political comeback

Former Armenian president Robert Kocharyan announced his political comeback. "Consider that I came back," Kocharyan said in response to a question whether he was returning to politics, ARKA reported. …

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