News15-year-old secures "important position". He's the son of a Chechnya leader

15‑year-old secures "important position". He's the son of a Chechnya leader

Ramzan Kadyrov and his son Adam
Ramzan Kadyrov and his son Adam
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9:03 AM EST, November 5, 2023

Adam Kadyrov, a 15-year-old son of Chechnya leader and labeled terrorist, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been promoted to an "important position" in the Chechen security service. The news was released by the press minister of the Chechen Republic, Ahmed Dudaev. Previously, the teenager gained attention due to his ruthless assault on an activist.

Although Adam Kadyrov is too young for the Chechen police to charge him with assault, he is apparently mature enough to hold an "important position" in the Chechen security service. He earned this new rank within a service where his father, a known terrorist, holds significant influence – a detail informed by their press unit.

Kadyrov Junior Finds Place in the Security Service

Ahmed Dudaev, the press minister of the Chechen Republic, has described young Kadyrov as a "courageous patriot of his homeland and a defender of religion".

Last autumn, a video was publicized by Chechnya's leader Kadyrov. This video, filmed in Grozny's investigative arrest, showed 15-year-old Adam brutally assaulting prisoner Nikita Zurawel, who was accused of desecrating the Quran. Afterward, the young Kadyrov received several regional awards, not only in his native land.

"I sincerely congratulate my dear brother, Adam Kadyrov, on his appointment to an important position in the security service. Despite his young age, Adam has visited the area of the special war campaign multiple times! His courageous temperament and strong character are known to all!" wrote Dudaev on Telegram.

Russians React to Kadyrov's Act of Activist Abuse

Upon the release of the recording, Russia was engulfed in controversy. Kremlin journalists described the act as "spitting in the face of the legal system", "threat to territorial integrity", and "rage against the law".

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for Vladimir Putin, chose not to comment about the recording when it reached the Kremlin's attention - "I won't comment on it and don't wish to" was his response. Kirill Martynov, the editor-in-chief of "Nova Gazeta Europe", has urged the General Prosecutor's Office and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation to indict Kadyrov. However, the prosecution refused, justified by Adam's age.

Kadyrov responded to the ensuing controversy by posting a "comment" on Instagram, in which he referred to the contentious recording that shows him assaulting detained Zurawel.

"Go ahead and gossip, hate, envy, and speak about me. But both of us understand that when we meet, you'll smile sweetly at me…" wrote the younger Kadyrov on Instagram.

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