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Chechnya: Women harassed, attacked for not wearing headscarves during Ramadan

Chechnya: Women harassed, attacked for not wearing headscarves during Ramadan

Country: 
Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
21/08/2010
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

GROZNY, Russia, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Many women in Russia’s volatile Chechnya region said on Friday they had been harassed and some physically harmed by bands of men for not wearing headscarves during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.