The policemen convicted in the case on Tskaev’s death in the courtroom. Screenshot of the video by the Russian TV channel

20 April 2022, 18:33

In North Ossetia, policemen convicted in Tskaev’s case avoid public boycott

According to experts, the Ossetian tradition of expelling violators of the way of life from society is not used now and is not applicable to the policemen who escaped punishment for the death of Vladimir Tskaev.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on April 13, the Supreme Court (SC) of North Ossetia commuted the sentences of six policemen convicted in the case on Tskaev’s death. Four of them, including Atsamaz Datiev, Vladimir Valiev, Oleg Dzampaev, and Azamat Tsugkiev, were released from punishment due to the expiration of the statute of limitations, and two others – Soslan Sitokhov and Alan Bigaev – had their sentences reduced. Zemfira Tskaeva, a widow of the deceased man, decided to file an appeal against the decision of the court.

According to Zemfira Tskaeva, the “Supreme Council of Ossetians”, which has repeatedly publicly condemned local young people for their immoral, according to the “Supreme Council of Ossetians”, behaviour, did not condemn the murder of Vladimir Tskaev in any way.

Agunda Bekoeva, a founder of the “Khotæ” (Sisters) community against domestic violence, does not expect a special reaction from the society to the court’s decision, as many are “tired” of the story.

There is an institution of public censure in Ossetia, and its extreme form used to be the declaration of “khoda,” a complete boycott to a person, explains historian Marat Tsagaraev. This is an exceptional measure in the form of expulsion from the community of a guilty individual or his entire family for especially gross crimes against society.

Alik Pukhaev, an author of a blog about Ossetia, notes Ossetians no longer have the archaic institute of censure.

According to Aneta Gadieva, a sociologist and co-chair of the “Mothers of Beslan” Committee, there are no clear moral norms regulating interpersonal relations in modern Ossetian society.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 20, 2022 at 02:04 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Mariya Abayti Source: CK correspondent

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