December 24, 2017 – FRN –
The social media accounts of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov on Instagram and Facebook have been shut down, fearing the truth, said Speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament. Vyacheslav Volodin.
“A dangerous precedent is created, based on the principle of reciprocity, we must do the same,” he said.
Volodin recalled that Kadyrov’s accounts were closed after he was included in the US banned persons list, while the head of Chechnya did not violate the rules of their conduct. He added that “the truth will still find its way, no matter how they try to distort it.”
Volodin added that the decision to close the accounts on Instagram and Facebook cannot be explained. “This is a policy, a policy of muzzling mouths,” – added the speaker of the State Duma.
On Wednesday, the United States introduced five Russians to the Magnitsky sanctions list, including the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, accusing them of violating human rights. According to Kadyrov, the US “cannot forgive him that he devoted his life to the fight against terrorism.”