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Excerpt from report entitled "Kidnap - rape - marry. Real man!" published by Russian Ferghana.ru news agency website:
Kidnapping brides is a sore point for Kyrgyzstan. At a round table entitled "Combating violence against women: experience, realities and prospects," held on 16 March 2012, the president of the Association of Crisis Centres, Aleksandra Yeliferenko, said that the world associates Kyrgyzstan with the abduction of young girls and forcing them to marry, and every fifth marriage between ethnic Kyrgyz is concluded as a result of bride kidnapping.
On 10 April in its first reading, the Kyrgyz parliamentary committee on the rule of law, lawfulness and order and …