Nukhazhiev: Chechenophobia grew into Caucasophobia

The Commissioner for Human Rights in Chechnya Nurdi Nukhazhiev Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev as saying that the aggravation of xenophobic sentiments in society contribute to the media, highlighting the wrong ethnic conflicts. As said in his press service, Chechen Ombudsman called for stricter laws governing the Web.

Nukhazhiev harshly criticized journalists online media, which, he said, are "permissiveness" in the IT environment. "They may just offend people, offend an entire people, as it is constantly doing insolent of permissiveness in the online network of" experts "on Chechnya" — said Nurdi Nukhazhiev.

"In the beginning was the" Chechenophobia ", which is not the same without the role of the media, politicians and the discussions of the last wing of professionals has developed into something more — namely, in the" Caucasophobia. "Finding opponents inside the country and return labels from the past, such as" enemies of the people " it became fashionable "- saw Nukhazhiev.

He explains it, "Prof. failure", irresponsibility and even politics, which organizes the Ombudsman "only as a diversion against healthy international relations."

"The media should take a municipal position, be objective and avoid even a hint of bias," — said Nukhazhiev told reporters Chechen media.

Recall that the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Czech Republic Nurdi Nukhazhiev back in 2009, has put forward the initiative to settle at the legislative level of activity in the web network, also toughen the penalties for extremism, State and inciting religious intolerance. In its own appeal to the deputies of the State Duma of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic and the Czech Republic Nurdi Nukhazhiev asked to use the right of legislative initiative, and after appropriate preparation to submit a draft federal law "On the activities of the Internet network" in the Municipal Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, 29 July 2011, after the Russian government approved a bill to strengthen the criminal liability of extremism created interdepartmental commission on combating extremism, headed by Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev.

At this point, the law defines extremism, as acts aimed at inciting hatred or enmity, as the humiliation pros person or group of persons on the grounds of sex, race, nationality, language, origin, relationship to religion, as well as affiliation to any political party or social group.

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