Masked Men Torch Home Of Man Who Publicly Complained About Chechen Authorities

May 13, 2016
Ramazan Dzhalaldinov. Screenshot from TV Rain interview.

LIVE UPDATES: After making a video appeal, condemning the Chechen authorities for misappropriating funds and failing to rebuild his war-torn village, Ramazan Dzhalaldinov was forced to flee the republic and his home has now been torched.

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