Jean-Claude Van Damme
October 13, 2011 by staff
Jean-Claude Van Damme, The actors Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hilary Swank has been on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism after the option of attending Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov lavish celebration October 5 year old in exchange for money.
“Ramzan Kadyrov is linked to a litany of horrific human rights violations. It is not appropriate for stars to get paid to party with him,” said Jane Buchanan, researcher at Human Rights Watch, a New York organization that takes out research and advocacy on human rights. “By attending these events, it really legitimizies and reinforces the image of someone who is linked to human rights violations.”
According to a report the group published in 2010, Kadyrov, 35, and his forces were linked to a series of kidnappings, torture and killings of Chechen insurgents in the rebel republic.
The foundation also says Swank said about Kadyrov’s alleged crimes before she attended the event.
Although exact figures have not been published, The Hollywood Reporter estimated that Van Damme Swank and probably paid six-figure sums for their presence in the luxury holiday that saw a series of illuminated skyscrapers, such as the fireworks were set to while outside.
In addition to Swank and Van Damme, the Christian Post reports that other celebrities such as Shakira, Eva Mendez and Kevin Costner were invited to attend the affair, but the organizers turned down. The Colombian singer, in fact, issued a denial via Twitter days before the event to deny that she was never booked for it.
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