Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov published a video in which Mikhail Kasyanov, the leader of the Party of People’s Freedom (Parnas), seems to be held at gunpoint. The opposition party considers the video as a threat..
“Kasyanov has come to Strasbourg for money for the Russian opposition. He who did not understand, will understand!” the video says.
The film is a direct death threat to Kasyanov, Ilya Yashin, Deputy Chairman of Parnas, believes.
In mid-January, Kadyrov called the representatives of non-systemic opposition ‘enemies of the people’ and traitors. The leaders of Chechnya accused them of trying to cash in on the difficult economic situation in Russia.
More about Kadyrov’s crusade against the Russian opposition in our video (in Belarusian):