Week-ending 22 October 2021
On 18 October 2021 Russian police detained two women at a women’s shelter, ‘Mamin Dom’ run by the organisation ‘Good Deeds‘ [Благие дела] in Kazan. The women had had sought to flee their families in Dagestan. The officers who did not identify themselves. The women were then forcibly returned to their homes in the North Caucasus. The last text one of the women sent before she was taken away read, ‘They found us, the police are at the shelter,’ The Moscow Times reported.
The Moscow Times, 19 October 2021: Russian police detained and returned two women Monday who attempted to flee their families in Dagestan, a women’s rights activist told The Moscow Times. Authorities in the central city of Kazan detained two 20-year-old women from a women’s shelter in the city without explanation, the shelter’s program manager Alsu Krivel told The Moscow Times.