No surprise, considering the Chechen president defends such honor killings, as part of his "campaign to impose Islamic values and strengthen the traditional customs of predominantly Muslim Chechnya."
"Suspect detained in honor killing in Chechnya," from Khaleej Times, June 20:
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - Prosecutors in Chechnya say they have detained a young man accused of shooting his sister to death in an honor killing.
Prosecutors say the young man has confessed to killing his sister with multiple gunshots because of her “immoral behavior.”
They said in a statement Saturday that the murder was the latest in a string of killings and disappearances of women in the region. About 30 women aged 18 to 27 have been killed or gone missing since last fall.
Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov said recently that some of the victims were rightfully shot by their male relatives for their “loose morals.”
Kadyrov has carried out a campaign to impose Islamic values and strengthen the traditional customs of predominantly Muslim Chechnya.