Kremlin refuses to launch probe into Kadyrov’s call to punish, “killing and imprisoning” for defamation

Kremlin refuses to launch probe into Kadyrov’s call to punish, “killing and imprisoning” for defamation

The scandalous statement sounded by the head of Chechnya to representatives of small and medium-sized businesses was first published in the Grozny ChGTRK, and after the BBC Russian Service.

Spokesman for President Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin did not hear the call of the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, to severely punish those who “violate the agreement between people and are engaged in gossip.”

When asked by journalists whether the leadership of the country will launch a probe into Kadyrov’s statement earlier quoted by the BBC Russian Service, Peskov replied: “We cannot be guided by the messages of the BBC.” And when he was asked again, the spokesman confidently answered: “No, there won’t [be any probes].”

Kadyrov’s statement to representatives of small and medium-sized businesses was first published in the Grozny ChGTRK, and then the BBC Russian Service. The head of the republic called for “killing and imprisoning” to punish the Internet users who could offend someone’s honor.

In his statement, Kadyrov indicated that he was ready to prosecute the offenders of honor, “even if the laws of all countries are violated.”

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