In Moscow, a well-known journalist killed her ex-husband after 15 years of domestic violence (photo)
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It is known that Oksana Goncharova, a journalist from Vedomosti and RBC, is now in jail.
In Moscow, the well-known journalist Oksana Goncharova, who worked for Vedomosti and RBC, killed her ex-husband in defense of years of violence. The couple was divorced, but the man still came to her and beat her. In the Russian Federation in 2017, an article on domestic violence was decriminalized. A friend of the journalist reported the murder.
Saglara Mandzhieva published a post in which she wrote that Goncharova had been a victim of domestic violence for 15 years.
“She doesn’t have a single rib, her nose is broken, her teeth have been repeatedly knocked out,” according to Mandzhieva, Oksana was divorced from the aggressor, but he came, beat her and showed aggression towards the children. The woman has three children – the eldest, from her first marriage, is 22 years old, the youngest is four years old. Two younger sons were born in a marriage with the aggressor.
Mandzhieva notes that Oksana went to the police many times, her colleagues also called law enforcement officers, but “due to for the decriminalization of an article about family beatings, nobody was interested in her life.”
According to a friend, Oksana killed her offender a couple of weeks ago, when he again came to her house and started beating her.
Now the journalist is in a pre-trial detention center. Her children are with the mother of the deceased, she has been helping her daughter-in-law all these years.
But her student son has to collect money for a lawyer, so Mandzhieva asked for help.
She also gave an interview , in which she told the details of what happened.
“Oksana repeatedly contacted the police. When they saw pools of blood, an apartment that was covered in her blood, they took this person away for several days. But there is a huge big problem, in Russia there is no system at the legislative level that would protect women from violence in family, from domestic violence. The victim here is not only Oksana, there are hundreds, thousands of such women all over Russia,” Mandzhieva said, adding that the only way out could be to move to another city, away from her ex-husband, but Oksana did not I did it.
The legislation of the Russian Federation on the issue of domestic violence is formulated in such a way that it is often extremely difficult to protect the victim. So, in 2017, the State Duma of Russia approved in the third reading a bill on the transfer of family beatings from Art. 116th Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in the category of administrative offenses. Beatings of close people, which include spouses, parents, children, siblings, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandchildren, as well as adoptive parents, guardians and adopted children, have become an offense punishable by a fine of 5 to 30 thousand rubles, arrest from 5 to 15 days or corrective labor.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation reported that since then the number of domestic offenses in the country has been decreasing, but human rights activists insisted that, on the contrary, it is growing.
The head of the No Violence project, Anna Rivina, noted in 2019 that the transfer of beatings from the criminal code to the administrative code turned domestic violence into an insignificant problem.
“They don't want to help the victims. they just don’t pay attention. Even those cases that reach the court are fines. But this is not a preventive measure, “Rivina said.