Yet another reason why Putin cannot be trusted to take a real fight against the jihad, he’s allowed a sharia supremacist regime to take root in Chechnya.
Repression, (real) torture and murder are being done to secure Islamic supremacy (sharia) in Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov is an Islamonazi, and has been allowed by the thug Putin regime to exist with assurances that they won’t attack Russian cities.
Washington (AFP) – The United States slapped sanctions on Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Wednesday, accusing Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s key regional ally of personal involvement in repression, torture and murder.
Kadyrov was added to the US Treasury’s blacklist along with Chechen security official Ayub Kataev and three Russians linked to the corruption case uncovered by deceased whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
The sanctions were authorized under the 2012 Magnitsky Act, but came just weeks ahead of what may be broader US action against the “oligarch” class of super-wealthy Russians accused of profiting from and shoring up Putin’s authoritarian rule.
Russian fury over the ever-tightening vice of US and international sanctions has undermined US President Donald Trump’s stated hopes for warmer ties with Putin’s Kremlin, and Wednesday’s sanctions are expected to trigger another round of anger from Moscow’s power players.
But these actions were taken under existing US legislation.
Next month, Trump and the US Congress will have to decide how to implement the far broader “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” of 2017 — potentially striking a severe blow against Putin’s inner circle.