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23 January 2021, 18:16

Social network users condemn early marriage of 14-year-old girl from Derbent

Law enforcers must figure out how a 14-year-old girl from Derbent got married, Instagram users demand.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that a woman from Derbent had complained that since October 13, 2020, her 14-year-old daughter was kept by law enforcers in Grozny. On January 22, 2021, Shamil Khadulaev, a member of the Public Chamber of Dagestan, announced that the girl had been released.

On October 13, 2020, in the Oktiabrsky District of Grozny, law enforcers blocked a house, in which, according to their information, alleged militants were hiding. In the shootout, four alleged militants were killed, two servicemen of the "Rosgvardia" (Russian National Guard) perished, and one law enforcer was wounded. After the counterterrorist operation (CTO), the owner of the house and his two wives were detained. One of the detained wives of the house owner was a 14-year-old orphan girl from Dagestan.

A post about the return of her minor daughter to the Derbent woman appeared on January 22 in the "lifedagestan" Instagram public. Some commentators criticized the girl's parents.

"They forced her to marry at the age of 14! Besides, as the second wife, as they write in publics! This is a question to her mother and others like her: don't you feel sorry for your daughters?! You should bring up your daughters, be responsible for them and not force them marry at the age of 14," the user k.zaira2017 was indignant.

Other commentators criticized Chechen law enforcers for the lengthy detention of the girl. "Do they have the right to keep a minor for three months without presenting charges?" the user muradovna_8888 has asked.

"I wonder where the guardianship bodies are looking at?" the user gula1980g has also asked.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 23, 2021 at 10:42 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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