If this were a movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hilary Swank would be teaming to stop a suspected bad guy—not showing up to wish him a happy birthday.
But alas, this ain't a movie. It's real life.
Human rights activists are taking issue with the stars for attending what amounted to a swanky 35th birthday bash for Chechnya's president Ramzan Kadyrov, whom the organization accuses of being one of the world's most notorious human rights violators. The U.S. State Department details accusations of arson, abductions and torture against Kadyrov and his forces in a 2010 Human Rights report.