A six-year-old murder case has been solved in Chechnya, after a man turned himself in to police, confessing to murdering a female cousin. The court took into account his frank confession and imposed a sentence less than half of the maximum.
According to Daptar, women in today’s North Caucasus are surrounded by myths and superstitions that put them in a state of total fear and control. Opportunities for self-realisation are limited and change under the societal notions of honour, dignity, and quality of life. Researchers suggest that the situation will only become worse, as the growing number of divorces in the region suggests insurmountable difficulties in marriage.