Nov 14, 2010

Pro-Kremlin Chechen leader accuses Georgia of "supporting terrorism"

Ramzan Kadyrov
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov accuses Georgia of supporting terrorism again. He told media on Sunday that a search is underway in Chechnya for a militant with a  Georgian passport.

Kadyrov said the militanst has been accused militant has been linked to several crimes, including murder. 

He also said wanted  criminal was  born in Georgia and is  a citizen of that  country. He also speaks the Chechen  language and entered Russia through a third country.

"This  circumstance  worries  us.  We  are  worried  that  people threatening peaceful civilians continue  infiltrating the region from  a neighboring state. It is not for me to say whether this is the result of the official policy of Tbilisi but facts cannot be overlooked," he said.

Kadyrov himself is suspected of being personally involved in multiple kidnappings, murders and rapes of civilians. Peace and human rights activists and journalist are particularly threatened by his regime.