"Daudov has never written what has to be pulled out from Shvedov": Kadyrov's press secretary does not see threats against editor of Kavkazsky Uzel
According to Shvedov, this message was addressed to journalists in general, in order to intimidate them.
Kadyrov’s spokesman, Alvi Karimov, commented on the post of Republic’s Parliament speaker Magomed Daudov, who was going to shorten the tongue and pull out the teeth of the editor of the Kavkazsky Uzel (Caucasian Knot). According to Karimov, the message does not contain threats against the chief editor Grigory Shvedov.
"Daudov has never written what has to be pulled out from Shvedov. My personal opinion is the following: Shvedov really wants to be mentioned. The message is about the dog the Shved (Swede), and Shvedov is a dog, or what? Well, let him consult with his lawyers", - said Karimov to the publication RBC.
It is to be recalled that on the eve, speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Chechnya Magomed Daudov posted a message on Instagram in which he was calling for "pulling a couple of canines" and "shorten the tongue" of the "dog named Shved."
The chief editor of Internet portal Caucasian Knot Grigory Shvedov considered he contents of this post on the social network to be threats against him. Daudov’s post was accompanied by a picture with the words "How to solve the Caucasian Knot."
In the chief editor’s opinion, it was him whom the official in the post called the dog with a formidable, but cowardly look.
Grigory Shvedov told the colleagues from other media that he was currently discussing the contents of this post with his lawyers, trying to figure out whether it falls under the criminal article on obstruction of journalistic activities.
At the same time, the media representative emphasized that he did not think that the threat to pull out the teeth and shorten the tongue was addressed to him personally. According to Shvedov, this message was addressed to journalists in general, in order to intimidate them.
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