Nov 07, 23:53
The representative of Kadyrov called the BBC material a distortion of his words
A spokesman for the head of Chechnya, Alvi Karimov, called the BBC publication slanderous, according to which Ramzan Kadyrov called for unlawful punishment of Internet users who insult someone's honor. This was announced by the representative of the head of the republic to Interfax.
“The translator of the broadcasting corporation knows the Chechen language as well as I speak Tahitian,” he said, commenting on the translation of Ramzan Kadyrov’s speech made by the British publication.
According to Karimov, he does not remember that the Western media "objectively wrote something about the events in Chechnya."
“Everything is used – from fraud to outright slander. The words that we will put things in order in the republic, stop those who fan the enmity, sow lies, are perceived by these “well-wishers” as they would like, ”the spokesman added. He emphasized that the Chechen authorities "will stop by any means and methods permitted by law" those who are trying to bring "a split into society and undermine the situation."
On November 7, the Russian BBC Service published a translation of Kadyrov’s speech from a meeting of the government of the republic, writing that the head of Chechnya called for “killing, imprisoning and scaring” to punish Internet users who offend someone’s honor. The Kremlin said it would not verify Kadyrov’s words from British media. A spokesman for the Russian president refused to consider the BBC the primary source.