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Radical Groups Must Be Outlawed, Chechen Leader Says

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The head of Russia's Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has called on the Russian parliament to outlaw all radical groups in an effort to fight against terrorism.

MOSCOW, December 29 (RIA Novosti) – The head of Russia's Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has called on the Russian parliament to outlaw all radical groups in an effort to fight against terrorism.

Kadyrov said in a statement on Instagram condemning Sunday's blast at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd: “I strongly believe that we will not root out this evil by playing democracy and humanity games.”

“I call to outlaw all the radical movements, parties and groups,” Kadyrov said.

The Chechen leader has urged the Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament, to pass a law increasing the severity of punishment for those who share the ideas of terrorists, spreads their ideology and trains terrorists.

“We should fight terrorism and radicalism at the stage when an idea arises,” Kadyrov said. “Criminals cannot be divided into good or bad ones. The goal of any good extremist and radical is to commit crimes aimed at attracting attention,” he said.

The fight against terrorism is once again in the forefront of public attention with the alleged suicide bombing attack at a railway station in Volgograd on Sunday that killed at least 16.

 

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