Kadyrov called the «rat race» to lock account in Facebook

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotobanka of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. Archival photoKadyrov called the «rat race» to lock account in Facebook© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has spoken out about locking their accounts in Facebook and Instagram, calling such actions «rat race USA».

Facebook announced the deactivation of account due to the list of «prohibited persons». Very tolerant of this rat race in the USA. But the question to Facebook and the Ministry of Finance. Where is your vaunted democracy and the right of citizens to receive information? Or the opinion of 4 million subscribers does not mean anything?

— Ramzan Kadyrov (@RKadyrov) 27 Dec 2017

Kadyrov profiles in these social networks ceased to work on Saturday. The Kremlin said that such a decision causes issues. In the state Duma called the lock «egregious incident.» Wednesday Facebook said that the move is connected with sanctions imposed against the head of Chechnya in the United States.

Kadyrov and several of the Russians contributed to the sanctions list Magnitsky last week. They are accused of violation of human rights. According to the head of Chechnya, States can’t forgive him for what he has dedicated his life to the fight against terrorism. He also said that human rights are violated in the US, not in Chechnya, and the decision to add him to sanctions list called «award» from America. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow will likely respond to the actions of the US mirrored the action.