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Saikal Nogoibaeva

Studies International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Bride Kidnappers in Kyrgyzstan to Face Harsher Penalties

7 November 2012

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 penalties for this practice. Now kidnapping a girl and forcing her into marriage is almost as serious a crime as stealing sheep.

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Kyrgyzstan: Court Bans Anti-Islam Film

24 September 2012

The recent ban on the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' in Kyrgyzstan has triggered lively debates among the country's internet users. While some netizens support the ban on the "offensive" video, others argue that restricting access to the film limits their freedom.

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Kyrgyzstan: Politician Slams Mini-Skirts and Tracksuits

8 June 2012

A conservative MP in Kyrgyzstan has proposed to ban mini-skirts and sportswear in the national parliament building, triggering a debate among the country's netizens. While some netizens support the MP's proposal, others believe parliamentarians should focus their time and resources on more urgent tasks.

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