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okay on trial for the father's Muda these Russian sisters attacked him in his sleep using pepper spray and knife and a hammer an investigation discovered they had been subject to years of physical and sexual abuse by their father provoking a public outpouring of support for the sisters who many believe have been let down by the Russian legal system , is the thought of corporate because that is the situation in which the girls found themselves by living with the rapist father is quite familiar and scary many women and men in the Russian federation no this is not an isolated case it's just so loud in public because girls decided to defend themselves some are but I know it's a the case has emerged as a time when many Russians believe protections for women abused in the home of being weakens the European Court of human rights ruled on Tuesday that Russia fail to protect another victim of domestic violence a woman who was assaulted kidnapped and stalked by her former partner , some forms of domestic violence what decriminalized by Russia in twenty seventeen under the new rules the maximum punishment for someone he beats a member of that I mean family causing bleeding or bruising is a fine as long as they do not repeat the offence more than once a year I have a two hundred thirty thousand people signed a petition asking to free the sisters from criminal charges