US slaps sanctions on strongman ruler of Russia's Chechnya

Ramzan Kadyrov, 43, has run Chechnya like his personal fiefdom, relying on his security forces to quash dissent. MOSCOW (AP) – The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on the regional strongman leader of Russia's republic of Chechnya over human rights violations including torture and extrajudicial killings.

The United States accuses Ramzan Kadyrov of 'numerous gross violations of human rights dating back more than a decade'.

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