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Man To Face Trial In 'Honor Killing' Case In Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia -- A man in Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya is facing trial for the killing of his daughter.

Chechnya's prosecutor's office said on March 18 that the resident of the Chechen capital, Grozny, confessed to the November 2013 killing, saying that he did it "to punish his daughter for amoral behavior."

The man turned himself in to police in September 2014.

Another "honor killing" case in Chechnya's western district of Achkhoi-Martan was sent to court in January 2015. A local man was charged with killing his sister.

And in October 2014, a Grozny resident was charged with killing of his younger sister in a similar case.

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