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Chechens gather in protest

For the first time in several years, Chechens gathered to demonstrate in front of the Storting and outside the Russian embassy: "That the regime is getting worse and that Ny Tid and the Norwegian media are now writing about this means that we are gathering," says one of the protesters. 

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

Christmas Eve 2015, Chechnya's dictator Ramzan Kadyrov went out on state television with the following message to Chechens who are considering demonstrating against the regime: "No one gets away. Whether you have to be in Europe, Germany or the United States, you will not escape, and no one has so far escaped. ”In another speech shortly thereafter, he stated that he had given orders to find out if protesters abroad had relatives. in Chechnya. The reason for that is, as the dictator said: "Brother must be responsible for brother."

Despite the threats. Saturday 2. January happened something that has not happened in a long time in Norway. A group of protesters from mainly Chechnya gathered in front of the Parliament, later also the Russian embassy, ​​and defied the direct threats of dictator Kadyrov. One of the protesters, Mikael, who does not want to come up with last names in fear of reprisals against the family, says:
"The Putin – backed dictatorship in Chechnya is killing, abusing and torturing people every day, and in. . .

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Øystein Windstad
Former journalist at Ny Tid.

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