Chechnya's Dictator, Recently Hit With US Sanctions, Blames NGOs

Chechen dictator's Instagram closure, due to international sanctions, has 'led to revenge attacks' against NGOs

(Gizmodo) - The leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was recently hit with US sanctions over human rights abuses such as his government’s torture and “purge” of gay men [...] Chechnya has blamed human rights organizations like Memorial for the US sanctions (and ultimately the loss of his beloved Instagram account) and the Russian republic has reportedly begun a brutal crackdown on members in the region.

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