Maria Smelaya. Screenshot of the video posted on the Telegram channel of the “Caucasus Without a Mother” project on June 2, 2024

21 June 2024, 17:28

Investigators respond to complaint from Maria Smelaya, who fled from domestic violence

In Krasnodar, the police released after detention a husband of Maria Smelaya, a native of Chechnya. No child was accompanying him. The man is suspected of unsanctioned actions with the use of violence.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on May 9, the “Caucasus Without a Mother” human rights project reported that Maria Smelaya, who complained about violence from her husband, a native of Chechnya, stopped getting in touch with her relatives and friends after her husband kidnapped her and her child from a shelter. Several days later, Maria Smelaya denied the information that her husband was beating her. Later, the woman again addressed human rights defenders, explaining that she left her husband because he had a new wife.

In Krasnodar, the police detained Chechen native Sh., the husband of Maria Smelaya, and the search for the child is underway, the “Caucasus Without a Mother” human rights project reports in its Telegram channel.

The husband of Maria Smelaya is involved as a defendant in the criminal case instituted under the article on unsanctioned actions with the use of violence (the article provides for up to five years of imprisonment).

Let us remind you that Alina Alekseitseva, who is also the wife of Chechen resident Sh., complained to the human rights defenders that he was beating her and their children.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 19, 2024 at 11:07 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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