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Brides by Force (RT Documentary)

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Published on Nov 4, 2012

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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