Thus begins the hardest entry I've ever written. It's hard not to lace this one with swears and obscenities. I will try...
According to the New York Times, Chechen leader and the most recent winner of "Chechnya's Next Top Thug," Ramzan Kadyrov plans fight accusations that he was responsible for the grizzly death of Natalia Estemirova by suing her boss Oleg Orlov of Memorial for slander. Said nature's greatest mistake to Orlov:
"You should think about my rights before you proclaim to the whole world that I am guilty of Estemirova’s death!"
Then somewhere along the way, Kadyrov offered this gem.
"If employees of Memorial leave the Chechen Republic, if I and others leave, who will protect the rights of the citizens?"
This from a man who regularly disregards the rights of women as stated in the Russian Constitution. Mr. Kadyrov, how do you stand up straight carrying around those brass ones?