Russian Domestic Violence Victim’s Death Blamed On Police That Ignored Repeated Calls From Concerned Neighbors : worldnews

February 28, 2021 0 By boss


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Russian activists have placed the blame for a young domestic violence victim’s death in Siberia on the police, alleging that they failed to respond as she was being beaten to death in a case that has sparked national attention this week.

“Our state currently defends the interests of the killer and the police. This attitude towards domestic violence has already become the norm in Russia,” Popova wrote on Facebook, attaching alleged call transcripts showing that police operators were more concerned with the neighbors’ rude tone rather than their cries for help.

Russian activists and lawmakers have been pushing to reverse a 2017 law decriminalizing first-time domestic violence offenses, claiming the law emboldens domestic abusers and fosters a culture of impunity.

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