Vladimir Putin and Ramzan, Kadyrovite: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
The complaint of human rights defenders to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov — nonsense and attempt to attract attention, I am sure the Minister of Chechnya on national policy, external relations, press and information Dzhambulat Umarov. On Wednesday, August 29, he told RBC.
“Ramzan Akhmatovich no threats against human rights defenders do, the word defenders was initially put in quotation marks and referring to the dishonest journalists and those who under the guise of human rights activists come to the Chechen Republic in order to slander”, the official explained.
He stressed that social activists in the region, “work, work and work”.
On August 28 it became known that the international organization Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Front Line Defenders urged Putin to condemn Kadyrov’s statement about the prohibition to visit the region human rights defenders. They protested the threats Chechen leader who equated them with terrorists and promised to close access to the Republic.
August 22 after attacks on children police in Chechnya, Kadyrov published a post in “Vkontakte”, which spoke about social activists: “to be honest, I’m tired of talking some so-called human rights activists and the like figures who raise a howl at the slightest attempt to investigate, to organize preventive work. (…) But none of these “defenders” have never asked how are the children of fallen police officers, whether they are provided with housing, whether clothes, got an education, got a job. Not they are heroes, and those who killed the Chechen people. Such figures may bypass Chechnya.”
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