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Russia: Kadyrov attacks Ingushetia's president over alleged terrorists' burials

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 13 November 2012
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November 13, 2012

A combo photo of Ingushetia's leader, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov (left), and Chechen leader Ramzan KadyrovA combo photo of Ingushetia's leader, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov (left), and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov

The leader of Russia's Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has harshly criticized the president of neighboring Ingushetia over burials of alleged terrorists killed in special operations.

Speaking to jouralists on November 12, Kardyrov expressed strong disagreement with Yunus-Bek Yevkurov's stance on such burials.

Yevkurov wrote on his blog last week that the bodies of terrorists should be returned to their relatives for Islamic burials in order to prevent anger among the families of the dead.

Kadyrov attacked Yevkurov's statement, saying that Chechen Grand Mufti Sultan Mirzaev had announced earlier this month that terrorists "cannot be buried in regular Muslim cemeteries for they are criminals having nothing to do with Muslims."

Kadyrov and Yevkurov have been at odds for some time over border issues and cross-border terrorist attacks by militants.

Based on reporting by chechnya.gov.ru and Interfax

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