Top Extremism- and Terrorism-Related Stories in Russia, 8-14 November 2014

Posted: 14/11/2014 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.

North Caucasus/Caucasus Emirate

Newsru.com: Interior Ministry reports 570 law enforcement deaths in the North Caucasus over four years (8 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.newsru.com/russia/08nov2014/kavkazpolice.html

Kavpolit: Residents of besieged villages of Vremennyy and Gimry threaten hunger strike if their demands aren’t met (11 November 2014) (Rus)
http://kavpolit.com/articles/vremennyi-11160/

Interfax: Police claim to have arrested two men accused of killing Karachayevo-Cherkessian local deputy Mukhamed Kunizhev (13 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.interfax-russia.ru/South/news.asp?id=558098&sec=1671

Court Cases/Investigations

Kommersant: Charges against suspected members of GTA group do not match hype surrounding their arrest (8 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2606856

Moskovskiy Komsomolets: Name of official from the General Prosecutor’s Office appears in case against GTA suspects (13 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.mk.ru/incident/2014/11/13/nachalnik-upravdelami-genprokuratury-iz-spiska-forbs-okazalsya-zameshan-v-dele-bandy-gta.html

Kommersant: The General Prosecutor’s Office suspends a senior official whose property was used by a suspected leader of the GTA group (14 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2609573

Guardian: Russian Taliban fighter pleads not guilty to terrorism charges in US court (7 November 2014) (Eng)
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/07/russian-taliban-pleads-not-guilty-terrorism-us-court

Newsru.com: Another supposed leader of the GTA group arrested in Vladimir Oblast (11 November 2014) (Rus)
http://www.newsru.com/crime/11nov2014/gtagang3leadarst.html

Syria

From Chechnya to Syria: Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Emir Visited IS In Raqqa To Ask For Truce (13 November 2014) (Eng)
http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=22885

RFE/RL: Chechen Man Gets Two Years For Fighting With ‘Free Syrian Army’ (11 November 2014) (Eng)
http://www.rferl.mobi/a/russia-convicts-chechnya-man-syria-fighting-jihadists/26685700.html

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