Chechen president says sanctions affecting stable in Czech Republic breach horses’ rights

23-06-2015

The Chechen president, Ramzan Kadyrov, says EU sanctions that cover his stable of racehorses in the Czech Republic represent a breach of horses’ rights. On Monday the Czech Ministry of Finance said the stable could continue functioning but profits it made would be seized as part of sanctions targeted against Russia; any winnings must be put back into its operation. Mr. Kadyrov’s stable was registered with the Czech Jockey Club in 2012. The Chechen leader has been a long-term supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has backed his actions relating to Ukraine.