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Russia: Chechen Leader Threatens Human Rights Defenders
- International Rights Groups Urge Putin to Curb Kadyrov
(Moscow) – Russian President Vladimir Putin should condemn recent statements by Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya’s leader, threatening human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said today.
Kadyrov vowed to carry out collective punishment against families of alleged insurgents.
In a joint open letter, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders urged Putin to ensure that Kadyrov is not permitted to carry out his unlawful threats against human rights defenders and suspects’ relatives.
The groups also…