A group of armed Chechen men have beaten or threatened several women in Berlin in recent weeks for not abiding by their retrograde understanding of the Quran, Tagesspiegel reports.
Two young Chechen women have been beaten up by the group, sustaining serious injuries, while two more have been threatened and chased. A man has also been attacked and beaten, the Berlin daily reported on Wednesday after interviewing several victims.
The newspaper has also seen a video made by the group and distributed within the capital's Chechen community.
In the video, a masked man points a gun at the camera. He claims that some Chechen women in Europe are doing "unspeakable" things, adding that "we will punish them" if the occasion presents itself.