Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 3-9 May 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 in Media Reporting

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.

Primorskiye Partisans

Kavkazskiy Uzel: An examination of the actions of the Primorskiye Partisans, interviewing Vladivostok journalist Vasiliy Avchenko (8 May 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/242202/

Syria

From Chechnya to Syria: The small Uzbek and Dagestani jamaat known as Sabiri’s jamaat explains why they joined the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham (7 May 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=21915

From Chechnya to Syria: ISIS continues its feud with the Caucasus Emirate with a story of the Caucasus Emirate tempting a young man away from the true path (4 May 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=21898

Court Cases/Investigations

Kommersant: A Moscow court sentences a man who claimed to be a former North Caucasus militant possibly being prepared to carry out a suicide attack to three years in prison (6 May 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2465326

Rosbalt: Moscow prosecutors press charges against several alleged Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami leaders and members accused of planning to overthrow the state (7 May 2014) (Rus)
http://www.rosbalt.ru/moscow/2014/05/07/1265588.html

SOVA Center: Sayanogorsk court in Khakasiya fines man accused of membership of the Tabligi Dzhamaat (6 May 2014) (Rus)
http://www.sova-center.ru/misuse/news/persecution/2014/05/d29485

General/Other

Terrorism and Political Violence: Voices of the “Caucasus Emirate”: Mapping and Analyzing North Caucasus Insurgency Websites (8 May 2014) (Eng) (Paywalled)
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09546553.2013.848797 

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