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Brides By Force

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 common in this country. This centuries-old tradition surprisingly has passionate proponents as well as harsh critics. Russia Today TV reports.

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