Brides by Force. Marriage by kidnapping pushes Kyrgyz women to suicide

   

RT Documentary

 

Published on Jul 19, 2014

It will hardly surprise anyone that bride-snatching is illegal in Kyrgyzstan, but when you look at sentencing, the reality paints a far different picture. A sheep's life is worth four times more than a young woman's. The custom -- in which single young men kidnap their bride of choice and pressure them to agree to marriage -- is very common in this country. But as RT's team has found out, this centuries-old tradition surprisingly has its passionate proponents as well as harsh critics.

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