European stars to perform for Chechnya’s leader
MOSCOW (AP) - European dance stars from the past decade are planning to perform at the birthday party of Chechnya’s controversial leader.
Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov, who turned 36 on Friday, is a warlord’s son who has been accused of grave rights abuses.
Respected human rights groups have documented disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Chechnya. A string of the Chechen leader’s critics and political rivals have been brutally murdered in recent years. Kadyrov has denied involvement in any of the killings.