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Chechen officials ordered to shoot women with paintball guns for not wearing headscarves

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Chechnya strongman Ramzan Kadyrov ordered security forces to shoot paintball guns at women who were not wearing headscarves. A Human Rights Watch report this week condemned Kadyrov’s imposition of a strict Islamic dress code as a flagrant violation of women’s rights. The watchdog group interviewed dozens of Chechen women who experienced or witnessed attacks and harassment for not complying with the dress restrictions.