In Chechnya, the man received 5.5 years in prison for attempted kidnapping ex-wife

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The court in Grozny has appointed five years and six months penal colony local resident, who was charged with attempted kidnapping ex-wife, she resisted and broke away from his captor, said the Prosecutor’s office of Chechnya.

The court found that on 15 November 2016 man attacked ex-wife, he grabbed the robe, tried to put in the car. The woman resisted, broke free and ran to the nearest entrance of an apartment building. He ran after him, the ex-husband hit the woman with his fist on the head, taking advantage of her temporary loss of consciousness, tried to drag his ex-wife to the car. When he awoke, the woman continued to fight, for which he received an additional three blows to the head. The noise attracted the attention of the occupants of the house, and heard the sound of the opening door, the man fled the scene of the crime.

«The court found the accused guilty of committing crimes under two articles of the criminal code «Attempted kidnapping with application of violence dangerous to health, the crime was not completed for reasons beyond that person’s circumstances» and sentenced to deprivation of liberty for a term of five years and six months in a penal colony with restriction of freedom for one year», — stated in the message.

The practice of bride kidnapping in the Caucasus was widespread, however, in 2010 the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov called for the elimination of this practice, as it contradicts the legislation of Russia and Islam. He said that Islam does not recognize the marriage without the true consent of the girl. The clergy were forbidden to make the Muslim wedding ceremony «nikah» in these cases. Religious leaders supported the idea, and Chechnya ceased to steal girls with intent to marry her. Any attempt to violate the law repressed very harshly.

Often bride kidnapping ended tragically, led to years of enmity between families, and sometimes revenge. In Chechnya since the beginning of the summer, there Commission for the resolution of family conflicts, which has reunited more than thousands of broken families and couples.

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