Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov responded to criticism of the forced marriage of 17-year-old Kheda Goylabiyeva to the republic's police chief, Nazhud Guchigov — who is 30 years her senior — by telling men to "lock in" their wives to prevent them from posting on WhatsApp
The BBC reports that the Chechen warlord turned key Kremlin ally, who was present at the wedding, said: "Stop. Behave like Chechens. Family honour is the most important thing.
"Do not write such things. Men, do take your women out of WhatsApp. Lock them in, do not let them go out, then they will not post anything."

The story has garnered fierce criticism in Russia since the Russian investigative paper Novaya Gazeta reported that Goylabiyeva was being forced to marry a local official. He reportedly threatened her parents, demanding that he marry her on the day of her 17th birthday, May 1, and even warned that he would kidnap Goylabiyeva if she attempted to leave her house.

Photos from the wedding last weekend quickly spread across social media, with commenters noting that the bride-to-be looked devastated throughout and