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Chechnya

Chechen leader ‘chides WhatsApp gossipers ridiculing teen bride marriage’
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly taken to the airwaves to lecture gossipers who, according to him, used WhatsApp messenger to ridicule the “wedding of the century” between a middle-aged police chief and a 17-year-old bride, local media says.

21.05.2015 04:14

‘Shoot to kill’: Chechen leader’s row with Interior Ministry heats up
Tensions continue to rise between the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and the Russian Interior Ministry. It follows the killing of a Chechen native by police from another Russian region during arrest. Grozny has accused the ministry of distorting facts.

24.04.2015 20:37

Prime suspect says Nemtsov killed over 'negative comments on Muslims' – report
Zaur Dadaev, who had reportedly confessed involvement in Nemtsov’s murder, said he organized the crime in revenge for the opposition leader’s “negative comments on Muslims and Islam,” according to Rosbalt’s source in law enforcement.

09.03.2015 10:17

Chechen leader advocates broad amnesty for ex-militants
Ramzan Kadyrov has expressed personal support for a broad amnesty for terrorists in Chechnya who turn themselves in, adding that those who admit their mistakes and want to return to a peaceful life must be given such a chance.

04.03.2015 08:32

Chechen leader blames US & Western intel for Islamic State terrorists
Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the US and other Western nations of “spawning” the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group in order to incite hatred towards Muslims all over the world.

06.02.2015 07:28

Russophobia trumps terrorism: Media stir over arrest of Chechens in France
The arrest in France of Chechens is being used to stoke up hatred of Russia, and showcase the hypocrisy of the West on terrorism.

22.01.2015 09:58

‘Love to Prophet Mohammed’: Crowds protest Charlie Hebdo cartoons in Chechnya
Hundreds of thousands have flooded the streets of Chechen capital of Grozny in a rally against the publication of the Prophet Muhammad by Charlie Hebdo magazine. The demo, dubbed “Love to Prophet Mohammed,” was organized by region’s clerics.

19.01.2015 11:23

​Chechen leader condemns Prophet Muhammad cartoons, announces massive rally
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has called on Chechens to join him in a rally protesting depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in the wake of Charlie Hebdo’s newest issue which features the prophet on its cover.

14.01.2015 19:11

Parliamentary majority party supports bill on confiscation of terrorists’ property
A senior United Russia MP has said the parliamentary party is ready to support legislative changes introducing the confiscation of property as punishment for terrorism.

12.01.2015 13:38

Chechen leader blasts Europe over double standards on terrorism
The unprecedented public response to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in France could be organized by those who want to stir anti-Islamic sentiment and distract people from other problems, claims the leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.

12.01.2015 08:12

‘Terrorists can’t be cured, only destroyed’ – Chechen leader
Ramzan Kadyrov has promised to step up security in the Chechen Republic and vowed the toughest punishment for those “who turn against Islam and their own people” by committing terrorist attacks.

22.12.2014 08:21

‘Terror has no religion’: MP urges ban on phrase ‘Islamic terrorist’ in mass media
A Russian lawmaker proposes a ban on expressions such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ and ‘Islamist militant’ in the mass media, claiming they give people the wrong impression about Islam and put ordinary believers at risk.

17.12.2014 08:36