The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has sent a Senator from the Republic Ziyad Sabsabi in the spontaneous camp of refugees located in Bangladesh near the border with Myanmar. About it “Interfax” was informed in the regional government.
It noted that on 7 September he met with elders and local authorities, visited the office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees. “There are issues of provision of humanitarian assistance to refugees. Tomorrow will begin the purchase of food and immediately will begin work on the purchase of clothing that will be distributed in early October among 10 thousand children and adults 5 thousand”, — reported the government.
At the same time, the authorities denied the information that the group of Chechens went to Myanmar for Jihad, “whatever it was”, including civilians.
For his part, Minister of Chechnya on national policy, external relations, press and information Dzhambulat Umarov in an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking” said that in Myanmar, headed the representatives of the charity Fund named after Akhmad Kadyrov.
“This is a peaceful mission, humanitarian mission, they disperse products, daily necessities, medical assistance, and much more useful done. At the moment there are somewhere about a dozen people, headed by the Fund representative, Senator Ziyad Sabsabi. So the mission of peaceful Jihad is performed. This word is so scared of people — people just don’t know what it means. True Jihad is peace, it helps, it is a struggle with their own passions and sins, charity, honesty and kindness,” — said Umarov.
Earlier on September 7, the edition “Caucasian knot” reported that on the eve of many users of WhatsApp messenger in Chechnya began to receive a message from the unknown call-September 10 to arrive in the Chechen city of Gudermes “to determine the number for vyezzhaniya to Myanmar for Jihad”. The message concerned the people of not only the Republic itself, but also of natives of Ingushetia and Dagestan. The interior Ministry in this regard said that the author of the calls is outside of Chechnya, and called such actions a provocation.
“Calls for Jihad in Myanmar “fall under the definition of a number of articles of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation are unacceptable,” — said the law enforcement agencies.
The situation in Myanmar has been actively discussed in the Russian media in early September. There intensified clashes between the Muslim Rohingya people (considered to be an oppressed ethnic minority) and the local population that adheres to Buddhism. The number of victims of conflict in recent times has already exceeded 400 people.
4 December in Grozny, rally in solidarity with the Rohingya people, which, according to the interior Ministry, has collected 1.1 million people.