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18 November 2019, 14:13

Ramzan Kadyrov tries to make excuses for threats of killings

The leader of Chechnya counted about ten active critics and accused them of permanent attempts to misinterpret his phrases. According to Ramzan Kadyrov, threats to beat and kill people comply with the adat norms and should not be taken literally.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that at a meeting in the Chechen government held on November 4, Ramzan Kadyrov voiced a demand to identify authors of negative posts about the Chechen republic and social network users commenting on them. In his speech, Ramzan Kadyrov attacked those who "violated the agreement between people, being engaged in gossip and contentions." The leader of Chechnya suggested stopping such people "by killing, imprisoning, and intimidating them," the BBC Russian Service quoted on November 7 on its website Ramzan Kadyrov as saying.

During his visit to the Islamic Centre under the construction in the village of Michurin in Grozny, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov once again spoke about critics of the authorities and also mentioned "provocateurs" who misinterpreted his statements. On November 14, a related report was presented in the nightly news of the "Grozny" TV Channel.

"There are ten of those creatures who write all that. Half of them stay in Europe, two or three, probably, in homeland, and the rest in other places," said Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, as translated from Chechen by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

According to an author of the TV report, "those persons who are looking for a reason for provocations cling to the little things and try to inflate them up to universal proportions."

"When you say something, being angry, they try to misinterpret your words. According to our ethics, the adat states: 'I will beat you, I will kill you, I will tear' ... I also tell my children [such things] ... Our vocabulary always includes such phrases, and it always contains such words as to intimidate, to scold," the leader of Chechnya said.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 18, 2019 at 01:48 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondents

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