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The cost of a divorce in Iran? Your weight in gold

In Iran, traditional couples looking to get married sometimes work out a dowry agreement where the wife receives gold coins equal to her weight should the marriage end in divorce.

And with a 5.5% rise in divorces in just six months last year, thousands of Iranian men who are unable to pay are ending up in prison.

Karen Zarindast reports.

This video was produced by BBC Persian's Farzad Kazemzadeh.

  • 23 Feb 2012
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