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Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia's Chechen Republic, during celebrations marking the 201st birthday of the city of Grozny. Yelena Afonina/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Ãðîçíûé. Ãëàâà ×å÷íè Ðàìçàí Êàäûðîâ âî âðåìÿ ïðàçäíè÷íûõ ìåðîïðèÿòèé, ïîñâÿùåííûõ Äíþ ãîðîäà. Åëåíà Àôîíèíà/ÒÀÑÑ

The United States is imposing sanctions on Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya, whom it thinks to be involved in human rights violations, as follows from US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s press statement released on Monday.

“Today, the Department of State is publicly designating Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation, under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020. This designation is due to Kadyrov’s involvement in gross violations of human rights in the Chechen Republic,” the statement reads.

Source: TASS, July 20, 2020