As Ramzan Kadyrov forcibly conscripts Chechen males to participate in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Khamzat Chimaev is busy selling the dictator and his henchmen on social media.
The UFC star posted an image of a smiling Kadyrov taking part in together with his pet canine on Instagram tales. The image was the newest in a collection of photographs that Chimaev posted to have fun the Chechen dictator.
Chimaev additionally posted a photograph of Adam Delimkhanov, Kadyrov’s right-hand man, together with a slogan of reward. Delimkhanov at present serves as Kadyrov’s main commander in Ukraine, accountable for the Chechen army items within the Donbas, in addition to the siege of Mariupol in March 2022.
The UFC fighter’s posts come within the wake of studies that Kadyrov is forcibly conscripting Chechen males and sending them off as “volunteer” battalions to the frontlines in Ukraine.
“We’ve got a number of messages about Chechens being forcibly despatched to [fight in] the struggle,” Ibragim Yangulbayev, chief of regional opposition motion 1ADAT, instructed The Moscow Occasions. “Individuals imprisoned on fabricated prison costs are provided the possibility to signal a contract with the armed forces. The police promise to launch them in the event that they agree.”
Since his rise to energy in 2007, Kadyrov has dominated the semi-autonomous republic of Chechnya like his private fiefdom. He’s routinely accused of orchestrating human rights abuses together with assassinations, abductions, torture, extrajudicial killings, and purges focusing on the native LGBTQ+ group.
Regardless of Kadyrov’s harrowing abuses, which led to him dealing with sanctions from the U.S. Treasury Division, Chimaev continues to take care of pleasant ties with the dictator. He repeatedly visits Kadyrov’s sanctioned Akhmat MMA battle membership for numerous public appearances, coaching seminars and photo-ops with Kadyrov and his household. He additionally continues to share clips Kadyrov, together with captions reminiscent of “Could Allah shield our Chief.”
1ADAT has since taken a public stance in opposition to Chimaev, referring to him as a “senseless slave” for his continued ties to Kadyrov.
“Know your house, Kadyrov’s pet,” learn a current submit on the 1ADAT Telegram channel forward of Chimaev’s battle at UFC 279.