Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Stolen Brides = Movie About Chechnya and It’s Kadyrov, Islam, Law, Killing, Kidnapping on BBC 2

Posted by Info on 11/08/2010

Reporter Lucy Ash travels to Chechnya and then makes one hour long very interesting movie – STOLEN BRIDES on BBC 2, 18 August at 23.30.

Chechnya’s President, Ramzan Kadyrov, is an ally of Moscow and governs the Republic with a firm hand. In an interview he explains he is promoting a particular Chechen interpretation of Islam.
Kremlin turns a blind eye to allegations of torture and violence committed by his personal militia.
More over Kadyrov has a free hand to impose his own version of what he calls “traditional Chechen Islam”.

Imams deemed disloyal to the regime are summarily dismissed.
Young men accused of siding with rebel fighters have disappeared from their beds at night never to be seen again. Their relatives have been arrested and their homes burned to the ground.

Mr Kadyrov’s reforms attack also women
In 2007, in violation of Russian law, he issued an edict banning women and girls without a headscarf from schools, universities and other public buildings.

Kadyrov boasted that Chechen men can take “second, third and fourth wives” and that polygamy, illegal in Russia,….

Zulikhan was snatched off the street and bundled into a car by a man she barely knew.
A week later, she was Bogdan Khazhiev’s wife. But she did not want to marry, but wanted to study and become independent. “It’s the law of our grandfathers,” her husband said. “We have to respect our Chechen traditions.” 30 minutes radio program

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