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Chechnya: Law Enforcement Agencies Pronounce Missing Girl Dead

posted 14 May 2012, 13:17 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 May 2012, 13:17 ]
14 May 2012 

Memorial Human Rights Center 

A criminal case has been opened under Article 105 “murder”. 

The Human Rights Center “Memorial” reported previously on the murder of the girl Kheda (her name has been changed for security reasons) by her relatives, which took place at the end of last year. Kheda was the victim of a so-called 'honour killing'. (

On February 16, 2012, we appealed to law enforcement agencies with a statement. Having laid out all the facts known to us, we requested that they check them and take measures to investigate the crime and punish those responsible. [Read more]