Daniel Halliday
Jun 10 · Last update 2 mo. ago.

Who is Ramzan Kadyrov?

Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, as the head of the Chechen Republic, is in a tentative position ruling over a period of precarious stability in Chechnya. But who is Ramzan Kadyrov, how did he come to power, and why is he such a divisive figure?
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A psychopathic violator of human rights

There have been a multitude of accusations made against Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov, from being a brutal homophobic dictator, to a war criminal, to being personally implicated in several acts of murder and torture. The LGBT community seem to be the main target for Kadyrov’s most strident abuse, as he has openly encouraged extrajudicial killings of homosexual men, and international organisations have reported that gay men are being imprisoned, tortured and murdered in Chechnya in an eradication campaign. However Kadyrov has also extended these horrific attacks to journalists and activists, instigating forced disappearances, torture, rape, imprisonment and kidnaping as part of a network of terror to keep control in the region.

lrb.co.uk/v31/n09/tony-wood/the-murder-list web.archive.org/web/20080506070236/http://www.jamestown.org/publications_details.php?volume_id=416&issue_id=3714&article_id=2371050 polygraph.info/a/chechnya-gay-persecution-kadyrov/29740151.html

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A stabilising dictator

Chechnya has a violent past, with a history of warring clans, Islamic extremist terrorism and fights for independence against the Russian central government. The country gained independence as the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria following the First Chechen War, and then lost independence becoming the Chechen Republic, an autonomous region of the Russian federation, following the Second Chechen War. It was during this period that Vladimir Putin supported Chechen warlord Akhmad Kadyrov to help the Russian effort in Chechnya. Following Akhmad Kadyrov's assassination in a terror attack his son, Ramzan Kadyrov, eventually came to power, and as he did Chechen terrorists in other parts of Russia have disappeared, as have other Islamic extremist militants in the region. Kadyrov’s influence seems to be one of brutal stability.

crisisgroup.org/europe-central-asia/caucasus/turning-chechnya-s-precarious-stability-peace rt.com/russia/442647-chechnya-kadyrov-rides-swings

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