Russia: Domestic violence reports spike amid virus lockdown

  • An electronic screen, installed on the facade of a business centre, shows an image of a doctor wearing a medical mask and calling to be careful not to become infected with coronavirus in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

MOSCOW — Reported domestic violence cases in Russia more than doubled during the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the human rights ombudswoman said Tuesday, painting a completely different picture than that provided by police data.

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