Brides by Force. Marriage by kidnapping pushes Kyrgyz women to suicide
Published – 04/11/2020 4:18 pm
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.