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13 September 2021, 10:59

Declaration of blood feud by Akhmed Arsanukaev triggers outrage of Chechen Diaspora in Turkey

The declaration by Akhmed Arsanukaev of a blood feud against four families is contrary to Vainakh traditions and elementary decency rules, members of the Chechen Diaspora in Turkey have stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in September in Turkey, armed men attacked Akhmed Arsanukaev, a former Chechen law enforcer. On September 7, it became known that Arsanukaev announced blood feud against four families – the Naurbaevs, Khalitovs, Mamakaevs and Azhievs.

The declaration of blood feud against Chechen families contradicts Chechen traditions, Russian laws and elementary decency rules, members of the Chechen Diaspora of Turkey, as well as relatives of the families named by Arsanukaev as blood feudists, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

"The power currently established in Chechnya has led to a complete degradation of our customs and traditions. They even turned the institution of blood feud into a farce," said Aslambek, a resident of Istanbul.

The Chechen society is on the emotional verge from systematic human rights violations, said Musa, a member of the Diaspora in Turkey. "We are all outraged by the latest events with the blood feud declaration. Some scoundrel comes to old people, calls the son of an elderly woman illegitimate, and says this to his father's face. Such meanness is the humiliation of every decent Chechen <...> Why do they declare blood feud to people who have done nothing?" Musa asked.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 12, 2021 at 05:37 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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