MOSCOW (Reuters) – Chechnya’s Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov said on Wednesday he did not order the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian journalist who wrote articles alleging he was behind brutal rights abuses.

“Chechens do not go in for violently settling scores, certainly not with women. And she was a woman … I do not kill women and I have never killed women,” Kadyrov, 30, said in comments broadcast by NTV television.

“As for Anna Politkovskaya, at the end of the day she did not get in my way … I think the people who ordered her killing did it once again to blacken my name.” (more…)


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