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Chechnya: Fighting For Women’s Moral Look Is Becoming More and More Severe

posted 23 Mar 2012, 14:45 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Mar 2012, 14:46 ]
23 March 2012 

Memorial Human Rights Centre 

Memorial Human Rights Centre receives messages from various republics of North Caucuses informing about discrimination, oppression, humiliation, beating and even murdering of women done upon the pretext of keeping up local traditions. It takes particularly tragic forms in Chechnya where such crimes are often carried out by the authority representatives or upon their approval. Even the steps that seem to be directed at protecting women paradoxically turn to tragedy. This in particular has happened with the strict prohibition of the customs of bridal kidnapping in the Republic. [Read more