In Bishkek, a man tortured his common-law wife by burning her with an iron

09/10/2023 - 17:30

Akyikatchy (The Ombudsman) of the Kyrgyz Republic Dzhamilia Dzhamanbaeva calls on law enforcement and judicial authorities, as well as prosecutor's offices, to ensure that the rights of a woman who was subjected to violence by her common-law husband E. U., born in 1985.

A 34-year-old woman filed a complaint with the Ombudsman Institute.

On 14 September 2023, she was severely beaten by her common-law husband and then tortured by burning her hand with an iron. hand. After all this, her husband also raped her. According to the woman, this took place in their flat, the young daughter was in another room. in another room.

The woman barely managed to escape from his hands and ran out into the street with no clothes on, wearing only her underwear and shoes. underwear and barefoot.

She hid in the guard's booth and asked for help from the residents of the building. The neighbours helped her to get to work, where she received the necessary help and support. On the same day, she went to the police.

According to the woman's lawyer, on 15 September, the investigation service of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Oktyabrsky District of Bishkek initiated a criminal case under Article 154 part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The man was detained on 15 September. On 16 September, the Oktyabrsky District Court of Bishkek elected a measure of restraint in the form of detention centre-1 for two months. a measure of restraint in the form of in detention centre-1 for two months. However, the defence of the victim's civil husband appealed the court's decision to a higher instance. higher instance. Today, 6 October, Bishkek City Court will consider the appeal. The victim fears that the court may release the civil husband from custody and he will again and he will again harass and abuse her.

"Now I'm afraid, I'm scared, "I shudder at every rustle. I'm afraid that the hell I went through will start again. The beatings, the rapes that I've suffered before. But I was afraid to complain to anyone, he threatened to take the baby away. the baby and I'd never see my daughter again. I also felt that he was uncontrollable, and that even if I went to the law enforcement agencies, he would bribe everyone there and get away with it. Now I have that fear too. I am afraid for my daughter," the woman cried in pain and despair.

The lawyer said that her client had been abused by her common-law husband for many years, but she was very afraid to confess to her relatives and report to the authorities, as he had certain connections.