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Girl forcibly held by relatives in Azerbaijan escapes to Russia

Sevgia Ismayilova says she has been subjected to physical violence in her family since childhood

18-year-old Russian citizen Sevgia Ismayilova, whose relatives were forcibly holding her in Azerbaijan, has been able to return home to Russia

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Ismayilova flew to Moscow, where she was taken under the protection of local LGBT activists. From Moscow, Sevgiya will soon go to Krasnoyarsk, where she lives and studies.

Ismayilova says she has been subjected to physical violence in the family from her childhood. The girl says that in the near future she does not want to communicate with her relatives.

Sevgiya Ismayilova (right) with her friend Polina. Photo pdmnews.ru.


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