Kadyrov declared his readiness to promote check of statements about gays oppression
According to the head of the republic, the regional government and law enforcement agencies intend to interact closely with the federal body on human rights and Prosecutor General’s Office.
Governor of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said that he personally, as well as the government and law enforcement agencies of the republic, is ready to interact with the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights at the president Tatyana Moskalkova, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other federal structures at verification of media reports on the prosecution of persons of nonconventional orientation which was allegedly taking place.
Kadyrov also emphasized that in the Chechen society in general “there is no phenomenon called nonconventional orientation". In the republic still honor thousand-year traditions, life here has “absolutely other rules”.
According to the Governor of Chechnya, public organizations and heads of law enforcement agencies of the republic asked to report about the possible facts of oppression or use of violence against gays, but “statements in this respect still have not been made”.
Besides, Kadyrov noted that much attention is paid to a subject of nonconventional orientation in the West while it would be worth paying attention to “the conflicts, wars, epidemics, mass mortality from hunger in Africa”.
“Therefore we have firm intention to cooperate closely with Tatyana Moskalkova and law enforcement agencies of the country. We are interested in that we have heard the truth. In Chechnya the law predominates. Anyone who breaks it, will be called for responsibility. In it there should be no doubts” — he declared.
Earlier president of Russia Vladimir Putin reported that he is going to discuss with the Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev, “information or rumors” on “what is happening in the North Caucasus with people of nonconventional sexual orientation”.
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