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Russia’s Police Tolerate Domestic Violence. Where Can Its Victims Turn?

Russia’s Police Tolerate Domestic Violence. Where Can Its Victims Turn?

MOSCOW — He beat her. He kidnapped her. He threatened to kill her.

But this is Russia, where domestic violence is both endemic and commonly ignored. Each and every time Valeriya Volodina went along to law enforcement for defense against her ex-boyfriend, she got nowhere. “Not when did they start an unlawful instance against him — they might not really acknowledge there was clearly a instance, ” she claims.

Therefore Ms. Volodina switched her places from the nation, and also this week, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled emphatically in her own favor. Rejecting arguments from Russia that she had experienced no genuine damage, and therefore she had did not register her complaints correctly, the court awarded her 20,000 euros, about $22,500. Continue reading Russia’s Police Tolerate Domestic Violence. Where Can Its Victims Turn?