On May 27, Current Time Digital published a long-form story in which an anonymous 37-year-old female fire station dispatcher in Chechnya shares how police responded to her allegation of attempted rape by her boss. The woman claims that the police scoffed at her story, questioning why she, a divorced woman, had wanted a job in the first place, and stopped short of pressing charges against her for false testimony. A human rights lawyer interviewed by Current Time described the situation as typical of the delayed official reaction to women who speak out about sexual wrongdoing by men in this conservative Russian republic.
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