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Kyrgyzstan stiffens penalty for bride-kidnapping

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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The president of Kyrgyzstan has approved legislation toughening the penalty for the broadly practiced custom of bride-kidnapping. President Almazbek Atamabyev's office said in a statement on its website Saturday that sentences for forcing women into marriage against their will could now range up to 10 years. The offense was previously punishable by a maximum...

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