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article imagePolice: Father hired hit man to kill daughter over miniskirt

By Chris V. Thangham     Apr 13, 2009 in Crime
A Russian immigrant was charged for allegedly hiring hit men to kill his 21-year-old daughter for wearing a miniskirt. She was a medical student at the time of her death.
The Azerbaijan immigrant father allegedly hired two hit men from his country, Azerbaijan, to kill his 21-year-old daughter for wearing a provocative dress.
Azerbaijan is a Muslim majority country and belongs to the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The man, an ethnic Azeri, was arrested today by the police following the arrest of the two men. Those men told the police that the man had paid them $2,920 to kill his daughter.
The police told AFP:
They admitted to being paid 100,000 rubles (£2,000) by the girl's father. They said he wanted to punish his daughter for flouting national traditions and wearing a mini-skirt.
The two men confessed to the police to murdering the university medical student.
According to the police, the two kidnapped the girl from the streets of St. Petersburg and took her to the outskirts of the city and shot her to death.
Previously under the communist regime, religions were suppressed but now many are active in Russian Orthodox and in Muslim communities.
St. Petersburg has the largest and northernmost mosque in Europe and many immigrants visit it on a frequent basis.
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