Category Archives: Chechnya

Kadyrov Donates Millions to Help Chechen Grooms ‘Buy’ 200 Brides

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has announced plans to donate 10.3 million rubles ($131,500) to help men cash-strapped by the coronavirus pandemic “buy” brides under Islamic law. The families of 207 grooms in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya would each receive 50,000 rubles ($635) for their sons to get married in accordance with traditional Islamic practices, the region’s Spiritual Board of

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People Who Violate Coronavirus Quarantine Should Be Killed, Chechen Leader Says

Anyone who violates their coronavirus quarantine and infects others should be punished with death, the leader of Russia’s republic of Chechnya said Tuesday. Ramzan Kadyrov made the statement at a Chechen government meeting after the majority Muslim republic confirmed its first three coronavirus infections. He pointed to a Chechen resident who returned from a visit to Mecca and didn’t comply

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OSCE Calls For ‘New And Full’ Investigation Into Nemtsov Murder

February 20, 2020 12:07 GMT The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on February 20 called for “a new and full investigation” into the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the former Russian opposition politician who was killed almost five years ago near the Kremlin. The OSCE said shortcomings in Russia’s original investigation left many questions unanswered. “His death was

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Prominent Russian Journalist, Lawyer Attacked in Chechnya

A group of men and women attacked an investigative journalist and a lawyer in Russia’s republic of Chechnya overnight, the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper which employs the journalist said Friday. Yelena Milashina and lawyer Marina Dubrovina arrived in the Chechen capital of Grozny to attend the trial of a disabled blogger who was jailed after publishing a video of the

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