Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is aware of the situation associated with the “New newspaper” and representatives of the Chechen Republic and monitors the development of the conflict. About it reports “Tape.ru”.
Thursday, 13 April, “Novaya Gazeta” published a report in which representatives of editorial staff have expressed fears for the safety of all staff publications for the reactions of the representatives of the Chechen Republic on the publication about the persecution of homosexuals in the country.
“We have also received an appeal from the chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta”, I, in particular, received a letter which sets out this situation”, — said Peskov.
He noted that in that case, if someone considers the material defamatory, it must follow the “prescribed by law and challenge the invocation of the responsibility of the authors”. The Kremlin’s press Secretary, categorically against other methods.
“Moreover, of course, against any action that could constitute a threat to the safety and life of journalists,” — said Peskov.
A Kremlin spokesman also said that at present it is authentically not known about the persecution of sexual minorities in Chechnya.
Earlier after the publication of “the New newspaper” in the Central mosque of Grozny held a meeting where the Advisor to the head of the Republic Adam Shahidov publicly accused the newspaper of slander.
At the same time adopted a resolution, which States that “punishment will overtake the true instigators, wherever and whoever they were, without a limitation period”.