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脸书关闭受美国制裁的车臣领导人账户 Facebook Blocks Chechen Leader Kadyrov's Social-media Accounts Due to US Sanctions

脸书公司说,它关闭了卡德罗夫的账户是由于这位得到克里姆林宫支持的车臣领导人是美国政府予以金融和旅行制裁的目标。

脸书在星期四的一份声明中说,它有关闭卡德罗夫在脸书和以及脸书拥有的Instagram账户的法律义务。美国财政部的海外资产办公室12月20号宣布对车臣领导卡德罗夫制裁。

目前不清楚脸书公司是否也在关闭其他被列入制裁名单者的账户。

脸书公司拒绝了自由欧洲电台和自由电台的采访要求。

Facebook says it has blocked the social-media accounts of Ramzan Kadyrov because the Kremlin-backed Chechen leader had become subject to financial and travel sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.

The company said in a statement Thursday it had the "legal obligation" to disable Kadyrov’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram, which it also owns, after the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20 hit the Chechen leader with sanctions.

It was not immediately clear if the social-media network was in the process of disabling accounts of others on the sanction lists.

Facebook declined requests from RFE/RL for further information.

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