Dmitry Pascutto: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
The words of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov alleged that the defenders interfere with the work of law enforcement, could be taken out of context, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. It was quoted by RIA Novosti on Friday, August 24.
“Here, of course, still need to be differentiated defenders. Many human rights defenders perform a very necessary function and are highly respected, so I don’t know if this phrase is taken out of context, so I can tell you for sure,” said Sands.
A Kremlin spokesman expressed confidence that the words of Kadyrov were not all defenders. “But not having the full context, I can’t give any assessment,” he added.
Earlier Friday, the “Novaya Gazeta” reported that in a speech before employees of the interior Ministry of Chechnya, the head of the Republic mentioned the publication of the article, which reported about the attack of Chechen children on the police, and took the initiative to prohibit the entry into the Republic of Latvia. According to the newspaper, Kadyrov said that “the so-called human rights activists” engaged in “double-talk” and “writing papers in their offices.”
In response, the journalists of “Novaya Gazeta” appealed to the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin with the requirement to forbid entrance to Kadyrov in the capital of Russia.
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