Kadyrov: cartoons on the collapse of the A321 – a mockery of the pain of the relatives of the dead


MOSCOW, November 6. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov in sharp tones has condemned the authors of caricatures on the Russian catastrophe of the Airbus A321, published in the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, stressing that they are a mockery of the pain of the relatives of the dead.

“More mockery of the pain of loved ones, pain over the whole country it is impossible to imagine. My personal opinion is – those who drew and published the cartoons are not people”, – wrote Kadyrov on his page in Instagram.

The head of Chechnya also said that sharply condemns the inaction of the French authorities, who “hid behind a Fig leaf”.

“I’m curious to know how this fact is regarded in Paris? I will say that it is freedom of speech, democracy, will refer to the fact that it’s a personal opinion of a journalist? I would also like to see and hear the reaction of hundreds of thousands of French and hundreds of global politicians who previously expressed support for the journal after the publication of the offensive caricatures of Muslims”, – said Kadyrov.

The big word – blasphemy

The reaction to the publication of the cartoons provoked an extremely negative reaction in the Kremlin. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called them blasphemy, having nothing to do with democracy.

“In our country this is called a very capacious word – blasphemy, – he told journalists. – This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression, to anything. This is blasphemy”.

Authorized foreign Ministry on issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said that the cartoons in the French edition is not amenable to review.

“There are situations and events that even hard to comment, the diplomat said. – There was a great problem, it has United people. It was evident from the many condolences that Russia received from different parts of the world.” “If someone on this trouble trying to earn some points, trying to be sarcastic, to insult the deepest feelings of people… it must remain on the conscience of the people, – convinced of Debt. Are things that are not amenable to review and which are difficult to put into the framework of civilized discourse.”

The French authorities have distanced themselves from the scandalous cartoons.”In France, journalists are free to Express their opinion, the French authorities do not have anything to do with them,” said foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal.

The cartoons in Charlie Hebdo

In the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo, known for its provocative publications, the topic of the crash “Kogalymavia”, a play in two drawings. Both cartoons posted on the last page of this week’s release of issue in category “Cover art, which you have escaped”.

In January this year, two Frenchmen of Arab origin attacked the Paris editorial office of the weekly Charlie Hebdo, which published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. As a result of the tragedy killed 12 people – ten journalists and two guarding the building of the police, another 11 people were injured.

The biggest air crash in the history of Russian and Soviet aviation took place on 31 October. The plane a-321 of airline “Kogalymavia”, EN route flight to Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed in the Sinai. On Board were 224 people. They all died.