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Fighting bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

State authorities in Kyrgyzstan are trying to fight practices of bride kidnapping in the country.

Research suggests about a third of all marriages are conducted through abduction and a girl is forced to marry against her will.

Many believe bride kidnapping is an ancient Kyrgyz tradition but some researchers argue it became popular only a few decades ago.

Two victims of bride kidnapping spoke to the BBC.

Video Journalist: Abdujalil Abdurasulov

  • 21 Apr 2014
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