The village of Kenkhi, Chechnya. Photo: Brainwashing - CC BY-SA 4.0.

04 November 2019, 22:21

Residents of Kenkhi also threatened by Islam Kadyrov, Ramazan Djalaldinov reports

After a complaint to President Putin about the bureaucratic arbitrariness in the village of Kenkhi, Islam Kadyrov came to the Sharoi District of Chechnya and threatened local public sector employees. This has been reported today by Ramazan Djalaldinov, an author of the complaint.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 24, the "Grozny" TV Channel released video fragments in which Islam Kadyrov, then the mayor of Grozny, was threatening residents of the capital of Chechnya with reprisals and using an electric stunning device against a woman. On November 3, Islam Kadyrov publicly recognized his treatment of detained Grozny residents as "inadequate and inappropriate."

Today, Ramazan Djalaldinov has responded to the apologies voiced by Islam Kadyrov, the former mayor of Chechnya, for ill-treatment of the residents of Grozny. According to Ramazan Djalaldinov, Islam Kadyrov had resorted to similar methods of influencing people in the Sharoi District of Chechnya in 2016.

"After my video appeal to President Putin in 2016, Islam Kadyrov went to the Sharoi District at night. After the midnight, he gathered all the public sector employees in Kenkhi (teachers)," Ramazan Djalaldinov has written on his Facebook page today. Ramazan Djalaldinov claims that the public sector employees were threatened and after that they were forced to speak in front of a video camera.

In April 2016, Ramazan Djalaldinov, a resident of Kenkhi, complained about the difficult situation in his village, indicating that for a long time villagers could not receive compensations for their houses destroyed during the warfare. After that, the house of the Djalaldinov family in Kenkhi was burnt down by some masked people; his wife and children left for Dagestan, and later Ramazan himself had to leave Chechnya because of threats received from the law enforcers.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 4, 2019 at 06:20 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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