The Chechen Parliament appealed to the U.S. Congress for sanctions against Kadyrov
The Chechen Parliament appealed to the U.S. Congress with the requirement to consider the validity of the application of the Department of state for inclusion in the sanctions list of Ramzan Kadyrov and his family members.
The U.S. state Department on Monday announced the introduction of Kadyrov in the "black list" of persons, involved, according to authorities, the violation of human rights. Under the sanctions also got the wife and daughter of the head of Chechnya.
On Tuesday, the national Parliament held an emergency meeting in connection with the new sanctions against Kadyrov and his family. The meeting was attended by public representatives, clergy, human rights activists, members of the government.
"Taking into account the fact that the legislature in your country has its say, and, according to the U.S. Constitution, is the guardian of democracy and human rights, the Parliament of the Chechen Republic has the honour to write to you demanding the immediate review of the legality of the statements of the US state Department in the person of its Secretary of state Mr. (Mike) Pompeo. We have every right to strongly demand explanations and clear answers to our questions, because it is now a matter of honor of every Chechen", - reads the statement of the Parliament, the text of which was read by the speaker Magomed Daudov.
The document stresses that they do not understand the reasons for inclusion on the list of spouses and daughters of the head of Chechnya, "who raise their children, run the household and do not have to the policy nothing".
"We are not threatening anyone, but reserve the inalienable right to remind everyone who set out to offend the Chechen people and its leader that the family is for each of us is sacred, and hence inviolable", - stated in the document. Deputies expressed the hope that "the Congress still has within its walls a basic idea about the courage to speak the truth, and the dignity to admit their own mistakes."
The blacklisting means a ban on entry into the United States. Previously Kadyrov has already been included in the sanctions list of the U.S. Treasury.