Kadyrov called provocation media reports about the persecution of people in Chechnya


RIA Novosti

Ramzan Kadyrov has called “provocative” publications about the abductions and murders of gays in Chechnya. The words of the head of the Republic reports RIA Novosti.

“I want to tell you that those provocative article about the Chechen Republic about the events that happen, there are supposedly of detention, gentlemen “good people” write about what we have detention in the country. Even talking about it is uncomfortable. Supposedly people are detained there, kill even called one (person – ed. Rambler)” — Kadyrov said.

His statement Kadyrov made at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the head of the region, people whom the reporters called the dead, were “alive, healthy and is at home.” Kadyrov added that such unfounded rumours about the region published in the press “in year two or three times.”

On 1 April journalists of “Novaya Gazeta” published a material stating about mass detentions by the authorities of the Chechen people suspected of homosexual relationships. According to reporters, three people were killed in secret prisons. Chechen authorities denied the allegations. 13 April, “Novaya Gazeta” reported threats against its employees.