Teen sisters face prison for killing abusive father

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Another interesting case over there right now:

The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered the Russian state to pay financial compensation to a victim of domestic violence who fled the country after police failed to take action against a former boyfriend who was threatening her.

The court's July 9 ruling said Russian authorities violated the rights of Valeria Volodina under the European Convention on Human Rights, which prohibits torture and "inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" and discrimination.

The European court ruled that Russia must pay Volodina 20,000 euros ($22,440) in compensation and 5,875 euros ($6,590) to cover her court expenses.

Volodina, a former resident of Ulyanovsk in the Volga region, filed her complaint against Russian with the ECHR in June 2017.

In her complaint, she said her former boyfriend severely beat her several times, threatened to kill her, and abducted her.

Volodina also said police in Ulyanovsk ignored numerous formal calls she had made for authorities to investigate how she was being treated by her former boyfriend.

In early 2018, authorities in Ulyanovsk agreed to charge the man with violating Volodina's privacy after he published intimate photographs of her.

But the investigations had never led to trial.

Fearing for her safety, Volodina changed her name and fled Russia.

Russia's state statistics agency says 16 million women were victims of domestic violence in Russia during 2016.

Human rights activists say complaints of abuse by women in Russia have increased since Russian lawmakers in 2017 decriminalized domestic violence.
European Court Orders Russia To Compensate Domestic Violence Victim

Nice that women are starting to stand up for themselves over there, finally...
 

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MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. The Russian Investigative Committee has singled out into a separate criminal case charges of sexual abuse against Mikhail Khachaturyan, believed to have been killed by his three teenage daughters last year, a police source told TASS on Thursday.

"An investigative group of the Russian Investigative Committee singled out files pointing to Mikhail Khachaturyan’s [purported] crimes against his daughters into a separate case. According to investigators, his actions should fall under articles 117, 132 and 133 of the Russian Criminal Code (Torture, Violent Sexual Actions, Compulsion to Perform Sexual Actions)," the source said.

When contacted by TASS, attorney Alexey Liptser, who defends Khachaturyan’s oldest daughter Kristina, confirmed this information.

Investigators charged the three Khachaturian sisters with killing their 57-year-old father shortly after his body with multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest was found in an apartment in Moscow on July 27, 2018. When questioned, the young women pled guilty and explained that they had reasons for hostility towards their father, because he abused them mentally and physically for a lengthy period of time.

On August 2, Moscow’s Ostankino court arrested the three sisters on murder charges. A post-mortem psychological and psychiatric evaluation revealed that Mikhail Khachaturyan had suffered from a personality disorder. Experts also established that his oldest daughter had developed a mental disorder as a result of being sexually harassed and abused by her father.

On September 27, Moscow’s Basmanny Court ruled to release the sisters from a pretrial detention facility, choosing a ban on taking certain actions as a measure of pretrial restraint for them.

This measure is similar to house arrest, but the sisters are allowed to leave the house during the day and communicate with close relatives. The sisters will live in different apartments and will not have any contact with each other. They are also banned from using communication devices and the Internet, as well as from talking to the media.
Separate case launched against slain father of Khachaturyan sisters
 
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A Russian police officer has been convicted of negligence after telling a domestic violence victim to “come back when you’re dead” minutes before she was murdered.

Police inspector Natalya Bashkatova received a domestic abuse call in the city of Oryol in late 2016 but refused to investigate the victim’s claims, telling her, “If he kills you, we will come and report the corpse, don’t worry.” Yana Savchuk, the victim, was killed by her ex-boyfriend less than an hour later. He was sentenced to 13 years behind bars on murder charges.

An Oryol court found Bashkatova guilty of dereliction of duty that led to a person’s death and sentenced her to two years in a penal colony on Thursday.

Bashkatova has also been barred from serving in the police force for three years.

The officer’s jailing comes amid a high-profile murder case against three teenage sisters who killed their father after he subjected them to years of abuse, including systematic beatings and violent sexual abuse.

Thousands of people have spoken out in support of the sisters, saying they were defending themselves from an abusive father after being failed by a Russian legal system that critics say turns a blind eye to domestic abuse.
Russian Cop Jailed for Ignoring Murdered Domestic Violence Victim’s Pleas - The Moscow Times

Wow, insane. A female officer treating a fellow woman this way... :(