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... to pay some debts. The prisoner also said that the murder was committed by Georgia's number one terrorist from Pankisi Gorge, Shota Chichiashvili, his former boss, adding he was instructed by former general Tamaz Tamazashvili and ex- Deputy Interior Minister Vladimer Bakuradze to kill the journalist.
(PANKISI, Georgia) - The family of the deceased terrorism suspect Temirlan Machalikashvili says that the part of the documents have been prepared to be sent to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), as they have “no high expectations” for the investigation by the Georgian law enforcement ...

Beside her work on the Creeping Borders, Tako Robakidze has also worked on documenting the life of locals in Georgia's north-eastern Pankisi Gorge. She was a runner-up of the 2015 Untold Stories photography platform organised by the EyeEm photography community and VII Photo Agency in.
(TBILISI)--The lawyer of the Machalikashvili family, the family of the terrorism suspect who was shot during the December 26 anti-terrorist raid in the Pankisi Gorge of Georgia last year, claims that the weapon used by a special unit serviceman against Temirlan Machalikashvili was repaired when seized from ...
Thus, part of the territory of Georgia remained on the other shore, and in the late 80s Georgia built the village of Erisimedi here and refugees from Adjara and Chechen Kists from the Pankisi Gorge settled there. Today, the nationality of this village is a subject of bitter quarrels. In addition, Georgia is also ...
Once known all over the world, life in Pankisi Gorge was relatively peaceful until recently. However, echoes of the Syrian war have reached this area too. The Georgian authorities conducted a special operation in the region which is being abandoned by the youth seeking to join the fight for ISIS.

Three young residents of Pankisi gorge were questioned on January 16 due to their alleged ties with members of the group of Ahmed Chatayev who fought against the Georgian security forces on November 21-22 in Tbilisi, the Georgian State Security Service (SSS) confirmed to Civil.ge on January 17.
TBILISI -- The family of a Georgian teenager who died after being badly injured in what authorities said was a counterterrorist operation in the Pankisi Gorge region is calling for a thorough investigation into the death. Doctors said 19-year-old Temirlan Machalikashvili died in a Tbilisi hospital early on ...
Residents of Pankisi Gorge have appealed to the Georgian authorities over a recently-conducted special operation which took place on 26 December which resulted in the arrest of five Pankisi residents, civil.ge has reported. One of those detained, 19-year-old Temirlan Machalikashvili, received a head ...
Residents of Georgia's north-eastern Pankisi gorge, populated predominantly by ethnic Kists, a sub-group of the Chechen people, appealed to the authorities on December 27 expressing concern over the handling of the security forces operation a day earlier, which resulted into the detention of five ...
On January 27, residents of Georgia's northeastern village of Duisi, in Pankisi gorge, largely populated by Kists, a 40,000-strong ethnic minority related to the Chechen people, demanded that Georgia's State Security Service (SSS) and the Chief Prosecutor meet with them to discuss details of a special ...
Shotadze is ready to meet with the deceased suspect's family with the presence of investigators who are looking into the question of whether or not excessive use of force was applied during his detention on December 26, 2017 as the result of a raid on Georgia's Muslim-populated region of Pankisi Gorge.
The subject of these meetings remains unknown, but the visit closely follows anti-terrorist operations that Georgia conducted in the Pankisi Gorge, bordering Chechnya. The revelations that Kuchiev was in Batumi came after the television network Rustavi-2 shot footage of the mayor outside the Hilton Hotel ...
Three young residents of Pankisi gorge were questioned on January 16 due to their alleged ties with members of the group of Ahmed Chatayev who fought against the Georgian security forces on November 21-22 in Tbilisi, the Georgian State Security Service (SSS) confirmed to Civil.ge on January 17.
19-year old Temirlan Machalikashvilli shot during the counter-terrorism operations in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge was burried yesterday. Eurasianet reports in its article Georgia: Security Forces' Killing of Teenager Runs Risk of Alienating Isolated Muslim Region that the incident sparked protest in one of the ...
A teenager shot during the counter-terrorism operations in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge has died, sparking protest in one of the country's most isolated regions. Temirlan Machalikashvilli died in the early hours of January 10, following a gunshot wound to the head. He had been in intensive care for two weeks.
... the Pankisi Gorge, eastern Georgia. "At this stage of the investigation, it has been established that Zurab Idoidze and Zurab Gornakashvili travelled to the Turkish town of Khopa to help Akhmed Chataev and his accomplices”, the agency said. It added that Idoidze and Gornakashvili drove Chataev and his ...

On December 26, security forces raided two villages in the Pankisi gorge, detaining four people and critically injuring another, Temirlan Machalikashvili, with a gunshot wound to the head. That incident has triggered protests in Pankisi and criticism throughout the country. The raid followed a November 22 ...
On December 26, security forces raided two villages in the Pankisi gorge, detaining four people and critically injuring another, Temirlan Machalikashvili, with a gunshot wound to the head. That incident has triggered protests in Pankisi and criticism throughout the country. The raid followed a November 22 ...
The Union of Elders of Georgia's north-eastern Pankisi gorge, populated predominantly by ethnic Kists, a sub-group of the Chechen people, issued a statement yesterday concerning the security forces operation on December 26, saying the incident that left an 18-year-old Temirlan Machalikashvili wounded ...
Residents of Pankisi Gorge have appealed to the Georgian authorities over a recently-conducted special operation which took place on 26 December which resulted in the arrest of five Pankisi residents, civil.ge has reported. One of those detained, 19-year-old Temirlan Machalikashvili, received a head ...
Residents of Georgia's north-eastern Pankisi gorge, populated predominantly by ethnic Kists, a sub-group of the Chechen people, appealed to the authorities on December 27 expressing concern over the handling of the security forces operation a day earlier, which resulted into the detention of five ...
Prior to the special briefing, an hours-long special operation was carried out in Pankisi Gorge which started at 4 am today and followed on the special operation which took place earlier in Tbilisi. A total of 50 special task force officers were involved in the operation which was conducted in two villages of ...
State Security Service of Georgia has detained three people during a special operation conducted in Omalo and Duisi villages of the Pankisi gorge, the special operation, as Georgian media reports, started early this morning. Special security service units have already left the area. Bado Chopikashvili, from ...
Residents of Georgia's north-eastern Pankisi gorge, populated predominantly by ethnic Kists, a sub-group of the Chechen people, call on the Georgian ... Khaso Khangoshvili, one of the elders, told the journalists after the meeting that Pankisi gorge residents wanted to meet with the Chief Prosecutor of ...
Temirlan Machalikashvili was one of the five citizens of Georgia who were apprehended in a double operation in Tbilisi and Pankisi gorge of Akhmeta District on December 26 on charges of assisting the group of terror suspects, who allegedly plotted attacks on diplomatic missions in Georgia and Turkey.
The FINANCIAL -- A Georgian teenager who was badly injured in what authorities say was a counterterrorist operation in the Pankisi Gorge region, near the border with Russia's volatile southern republic of Chechnya, has died in a Tbilisi hospital. Doctors told reporters that 19-year-old Temirlan ...
TBILISI -- The family of a Georgian teenager who died after being badly injured in what authorities said was a counterterrorist operation in the Pankisi Gorge region is calling for a thorough investigation into the death. Doctors said 19-year-old Temirlan Machalikashvili died in a Tbilisi hospital early on ...
According to a report by Georgian media outlet, Rustavi-2, the owner of the flat where the suspected terrorists had been living, belongs to Tina Gaurgashvili resident of village Duisi in the Pankisi Gorge. Gaurgashvili currently lives in Austria, according to her family members. The vast majority of Pankisi's ...
He was later detained in Ukraine, facing deportation back to Russia, but the European Court of Human Rights managed to convince Kyiv not to hand him over to the Russian authorities. Instead, he was then sent to Georgia. He is said to have stayed for a while in Pankisi Gorge, 160 km northeast of Tbilisi.
Margoshvili allegedly was trying to exit the country ten days earlier and, as of this writing, is residing in her home in Pankisi Gorge (Pirveliradio.ge, November 27). The apartment was registered to Meri Khangoshvili and de facto owned by Tina Garguashvili, both also from Pankisi Gorge (On.ge, November ...
As a result of this special operation, 11 armed men were killed, all of them Kists who had come from Pankisi Gorge in Georgia. According to some reports, for several months young people had participated in military training in Pankisi, some under Chataev's leadership. The plan was to transfer the group to ...
But Tbilisi has rejected those claims, and extremist militant violence in the Georgian capital, to the southwest of the Pankisi Gorge, has been rare. WATCH: Mobile-phone video captures the moment Georgian security forces moved in on what they called a suspected terrorist group on the outskirts of Tbilisi on ...
While visiting Georgia's Pankisi Gorge towards the end of the second Chechen War (1999-2009), what struck me most was the large number of ...
There followed discussions about specific problems faced by women in the Pankisi Gorge. Women farmers and civil society activists brought a ...
An 18-year-old, Muslim Kushtanashvili, from the Dumasturi village in the Pankisi Gorge in north-eastern Georgia has died in Syria, community ...
Shishani, whose nom de guerre means 'Omar the Chechen,' came from the former Soviet state of Georgia's Pankisi Gorge region, which is ...
Shishani, whose nom de guerre means "Omar the Chechen", came from the former Soviet state of Georgia's Pankisi Gorge region, which is ...
Contributor Perspectives offer insight, analysis and commentary from Stratfor's Board of Contributors and guest contributors who are ...
A Georgian man from Pankisi gorge was killed in Syria, Georgian media ... At least 26 Georgian citizens, natives of Pankisi gorge, have died ...
DITSI, Georgia —A chain-link fence cuts through a grassy farm field in this small village in north-central Georgia. Beyond the fence line is South ...
Mr Lozinski helped set up the Roddy Scott Foundation English language school in the Pankisi Gorge, in north-eastern Georgia, in 2008.
Georgian officials have rejected Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's claims that Islamic State (IS) militants are being trained in Georgia's ...
The Pankisi Gorge in Georgia has long been notorious as a hideout for Chechen rebels, Islamist extremists, and smugglers. It's also become a ...
"It is no secret," RG added, "that in the ranks of the IS group there is a fighting force of Georgians, mostly natives of the Pankisi Gorge, where ...
Georgia's Pankisi Gorge has been the spotlight of Russian, Georgian, and Western media attention in recent days, following several reports of ...
But here in the mountainous Pankisi Gorge, approximately 100 miles by road from the Chechen border, the adhan echoes five times daily; ...
The absence of communication from the authorities and society revealed other important problems. Some television reports and interviews with local residents connected the events with Pankisi Gorge (the owner of the apartment wherein the terrorists were hiding was a resident of Pankisi Gorge and so on).
Shishani, whose nom de guerre means "Omar the Chechen," came from the former Soviet state of Georgia's Pankisi Gorge region, which is ...
Shishani, whose nom de guerre means “Omar the Chechen,” came from the former Soviet state of Georgia's Pankisi Gorge region, which is ...


 

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