Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 26 July-1 August 2014

Posted: 01/08/2014 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.

Caucasus Emirate/North Caucasus

Kavkazskiy Uzel: The bodies of rebel leaders Anzor Astemirov and Valeriy Etezov are finally buried in Kabardino-Balkaria (26 July 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/246473/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Chechen woman to stand trial for financing Gakayev group (27 July 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/246490/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Kabardino-Balkarian journalist found dead near Nalchik, cause of death unknown (1 August 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/246800/

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Center for Combatting Extremism building in Makhachkala, Dagestan comes under grenade attack (1 August 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/246770/

Syria

From Chechnya to Syria: Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar merges with three other brigades for unclear reasons and under unclear leadership (25 July 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=22247

From Chechnya to Syria: Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar media outlets initially offer little on the merger with three other brigades (26 July 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=22253

From Chechnya to Syria: Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar explain their decision to merge with three other groups (27 July 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=22258

Court Cases/Investigations

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Court case against woman accused of storing a suicide belt postponed because police officer responsible for evidence is on holiday (31 July 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/246757/

Kavpolit: Dagestan’s Supreme Court extends the detention of four men accused of involvement in the murder of Sheikh Said Afandi Chirkeyskiy (30 July 2014) (Rus)
http://kavpolit.com/articles/v_dagestane_prodlili_srok_zakljuchenija_chetverym-7833

Rapsi: A Moscow court sentences four men from Tajikistan and the North Caucasus for membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir (30 July 2014) (Eng)
http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20140730/271828013.html

Kavkazskiy Uzel: Chechen resident to appear in court charged with August 2012 IED attack on OMON in Achkoy-Martanovskiy Rayon (1 August 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/246770/

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