Maria Smelaya. Screenshot of the post from the Telegram channel of the “Caucasus Without a Mother” human rights project

31 May 2024, 22:59

Maria Smelaya, who ran away from her Chechen husband, asks rights defenders to return her son to her

After complaints of domestic violence in the family of a native of Chechnya and a subsequent refutation, Maria Smelaya, a Krasnodar resident, has again turned to human rights defenders, claiming that her husband had forcibly taken away her 1.5 year old child.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 9, the human rights project "Caucasus without Mother" reported that Maria Smelaya, who had complained of violence from her husband, a native of Chechnya, stopped communicating after her husband with accomplices abducted her along with her child from a shelter. A few days later, Smelaya recorded a video, in which she denied the information that her husband had beaten her up.

Earlier, Maria Smelaya asked human rights defenders to protect her from her husband, who, according to her story, used to beat her up, took her to the forest and threatened her with violence when she was pregnant.

According to Maria's girlfriend, her husband had found another wife. Having learned about this, Maria wanted to leave, but her husband, acting jointly with his new wife, took the child away from Maria.

"I haven't eaten for two days, I don't sleep, people see my condition ... if he doesn't return the child to me, I don't want to live on," Maria has declared.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 31, 2024 at 03:38 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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