: Chechen resident's home burned down after his criticism of Putin's ally

13:50 May. 13, 2016

Chechen resident's home burned down after his criticism of Putin's ally

President Putin appoints Kadyrov acting head of Chechen Republic (GettyImages Photo)

Dzhalaldinov accused Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov of bribery 

Several masked men burned down a home of Ramazan Dzhalaldinov, a Chechen resident who earlier complained against the region's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.

According to local media outlets, the arsonists appeared at Dzhalaldinov's doorstep late at night. The men claimed they came "to save him". But instead of helping, they kidnapped his family and set his house on fire.

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"They forced me and our three daughters into a car and left them under a bridge. And they burned my home down", Dzhalaldinov's wife said.

She added the attackers told the local citizens not to talk about the incident. Otherwise, they threatened to take "similar measures" against them.

Read also: Russian opposition leader Yashin calls out Chechen leader Kadyrov for talk 'man-to-man'

Earlier Ramazan Dzhalaldinov recorded a video message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which he accused the authorities of Chechnya of bribery. The man also called on the country's Prosecutor General, Yury Chayka, to investigate the actions of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

After the message was published, Kadyrov denied the accusations and called them false.

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