The words of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov about the fact that non-systemic opposition in Russia is not interested in a prosperous and strong country and trying to cash in on the difficult economic situation, may cause anxiety in society, says a member of the presidential Council for human rights Alexander Brod.
MOSCOW, 13 Jan. The statement of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov about the Russian non-systemic opposition cannot be regarded as the official position of the Russian authorities, such statements do not contribute to the development of the political and public sphere and stability in society, says a member of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Alexander Brod.
Earlier at a meeting with journalists in Grozny, Kadyrov said that non-systemic opposition in Russia is not interested in a prosperous and strong country and trying to cash in on the difficult economic situation. According to the head of Chechnya, such people must be treated as “traitors” and to judge “for their subversive activities.”
“First of all, this is a personal opinion of Kadyrov, it cannot be considered as the official position of the Russian authorities. Moreover, the Russian authorities are trying to communicate with politicians of other parties,” said Ford.
He recalled that, for example, in the state Duma regularly gather representatives of non-parliamentary parties, listen to their suggestions.
“Ramzan Kadyrov, apparently, is not familiar in detail with the activities of the Russian opposition and its representatives and believes that this is a homogeneous mass. And our opposition is composed of various forces and various politicians and public figures, many of them interesting for its views on the reformation of the country. And to renounce these views, not to hear these views, especially to prosecute those members of the opposition means not to be interested in the fact that the country is emerging from the crisis and modernize its economy, social sphere and better protect the rights of their citizens,” says Ford.
In this light, the statement of the head of Chechnya it considers ill-conceived and reckless. It is, of course, “will trigger an alarm of human rights defenders, civil society activists, politicians and would not contribute to stability in the society”, said the interlocutor of the Agency. “I believe that such statements do not benefit the development of the political and public sphere of the country”, — said the member of the HRC.