The HRF has issued a statement attacking those actors and musicians who performed for the Putin-appointed Chechen president on his 35th birthday. The Foundation points out that President Ramzan Kadyrov is responsible for many alleged ‘disappearances’.
Vanessa-Mae was singled out, along with Hilary Swank and Jean-Claude Van Damme for their participation.
The Colombian singer Shakira was praised for her withdrawal. Full statement here.
Below: Kadyrov with Van Damme at his birthday. (photo: Ria Novosti)