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· November, 2012

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from November, 2012

8 November 2012

Journalist's Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: Bad Joke or Crime?

She was abducted at gunpoint and taken blindfolded to a deserted area. She was then ordered to undress partially as several men threatened to rape and kill her. Afterwards, she...

7 November 2012

Central Asia's Spectacular Lakes

Bride Kidnappers in Kyrgyzstan to Face Harsher Penalties

Although bride kidnapping is a crime in Kyrgyzstan, many men continue abducting the girls they want to marry. Under pressure from women's groups, the Kyrgyz Parliament has recently introduced harsher...